18th National Sports Festival Eko 2012 NTTF bans Fatima Bello for 3 years


To serve as deterrent to
others, Team Lagos’ Fatimo Bello has been banned for three years by the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF).
According to the secretary-general of NTTF, Segun Oguntade, Bello was inititally engaged by the Delta State Sports Commission without the knowledge of the federation, while she was formally registered by Lagos State with the federation.
The statement signed by the NTTF President, Kayode Abdulwahab-Omotose and Oguntade, Bello has been suspended from all table tennis events for three years.
The statement states: “At an emergency meeting of NTTF held on Saturday December 1, on the fraudulent by Fatimo Bello who took up an appointment with Delta State Sports Council from April 2010 to date and collected salary up till September 2012. After thorough investigation, the federation unanimously agreed that Bello of Lagos State has been suspended from all table tennis event for three years with effect from December 1, 2012.”
Also, former national coach, Lateef Sunmola supported NTTF’s decision, saying this would help to curb the excesses of some players in the country.
With this development, Team Lagos has been disqualified from the female team of the competition.


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