Referee Faro Suspended for Disallowing Tornadoes Goal at Rivers United

Referee Faro Suspended for Disallowing Tornadoes Goal at Rivers United

  • Rivers United defeated visiting Niger Tornadoes 2-1 in a league tie on January 24
  • Tornadoes would have left Port Harcourt with one point but for a disallowed goal
  • Nigerian League chiefs have now suspended the presiding referee for his actions

Nigerian referee, Faro Abdulrahman has been suspended indefinitely by the Interim Management Company (IMC) for disallowing a legitimate goal scored by Niger Tornadoes at Rivers United.

It was a tough matchday three Nigerian League clash in Port Harcourt between hosts, United and visitors, Tornadoes, which ended in a 2-1 loss for the away side.

Rivers United,Tornadoes, IMC, NPFL, referee, Abdulrahman
The Rivers United line-up which faced Niger Tornadoes. Photo: Rivers United.
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But the result was not even the issue, as the referee in charge of the game has now landed himself in hot water.

What did the referee do?

Rivers United were leading the 2-1 and the home fans were anxiously waiting for the match to come to an end, before Lucky Jimoh scored for Tornadoes.

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Surprisingly, referee Abdulrahman disallowed the goal and despite the complaints from the visiting team, he insisted that his final decision would stand.

According to Naija Footballer, the latest development has seen the Nigerian Professional Football League asking the referee to stay away from all NPFL games for the time being.

Tornadoes coach reacts to incident

Sports Brief spoke to Tornadoes coach, Abubakar Bala, who expressed annoyance and claimed he would leave everything in the hands of league 'eggheads'.

''It was sad to see the referee spoiling the game for us, because we should have left Port Harcourt with a point, but I leave the rest in the hands of IMC and NFF.''

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