NFF rejects Plateau United’s appointment of banned Coach

Published on: 17 May 2016

Plateau United's new head coach, Victor Wikadson, has been told by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) he cannot hold the position after he was named in a caretaker role by the club this week.

Wikadson was appointed as head coach of the team following the sacking of Zachary Baraje but he is still under a ban from the NFF following the involvement of his team in a scandalous scoreline in July 2013.

He was head of the coaching crew of Plateau United's feeder team involved in a playoff for the Nigerian third tier when they defeated Akurba United 79-0 while Police Machine beat Bubayaro FC 67-0.

The NFF general secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, has written to the Plateau State Football Association instructing it to make sure that the ongoing ban on the coach is enforced.

The football governing body in Nigeria explained that it had to write the Plateau State so that it serves as a "reminder in view of the move by Plateau United FC on Monday to appoint Victor Wikadson as new head coach."

Wikadson, still serving a 10-year ban, was among a 25-man Plateau United Feeders contingent banned for the scandalous scoreline in the Nigeria Nationwide League playoff three years ago.

A total of 95 people from four clubs, including players, coaches, club officials, match commissioner and referees, were banned by the NFF following the scandalous scorelines.