… Gombe, Tornadoes face fines for Rule Breaches
The Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) body have issued a practice directive to clubs on dress codes for the Technical Crew and Players.
Katsina United was found to have flouted the code during their MatchDay 11 fixture in Lagos against Sporting Lagos.
Katsina United has been ordered to pay ₦1million for the inappropriate display of the player’s name and number while the Kits Manager, Masudu Lawal received a one year ban from all NPFL activities for improper conduct.
In the aftermath of fans unruly conduct in another MatchDay 11 fixture, Gombe United were fined a total of ₦7million and a one match stadium ban to fans for breaches ranging from disruption of match by fans throwing objects on to the field of play, to disruption of live broadcast of the match and failure to provide adequate and effective security.
In a case arising from MatchDay 10 between Niger Tornadoes and Akwa United, the former was charged with breach of Rule B8.21, C9 and C1.1 for which it was fined a total of ₦3.250million including compensatory payment to the Centre Referee.
The sanctions include a fine of ₦1million for failure to provide adequate and effective security for Match Officials. Another fine of ₦1million for failure to ensure the proper conduct of its officials (Stewards/Security Personnel). There was a third fine of ₦1million for misconduct and a ₦250,000 compensatory payment to Referee(Ahmad Rabiu from Kano State Referees Council) for losses resulting from the harassment. The Ahmadu Bello Stadium home ground of Niger Tornadoes has been ordered closed to fans for the next three home fixtures of the club.