The Nigerian Football Federation is investigating four teams for suspected match fixing after two lower league clubs chasing promotion and needing to boost their goal differences won games by 79-0 and 67-0.
According to The Guardian, the four teams involved, Plateau United Feeders, Akurba FC, Police Machine and Babayaro FC have been suspended pending the outcome of the investigations.
In the matches, played at the same time, Plateau United Feeders reportedly scored 72 of their goals in the second half to beat Akurba FC 79-0. Police Machine scored 61 goals against Babayaro FC in the second 45 minutes of their 67-0 game.
The NFF called it “a mind-boggling show of shame” and said players, match officials and the tournament coordinator would be investigated for match-fixing.
The federation’s director of competitions said “anyone found to have played some role in this despicable matter” would be “severely dealt with”.