Nigeria Football League

LMC fines Niger Tornadoes, Plateau United N1m each for crowd trouble

Long awaited abridged 2018/19 NPFL season resumes seven months after

The League Management Company (LMC) on Tuesday fined Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubside Niger Tornadoes Football Club N1 million over the unruly behaviour of their fans.

The fixture was played at the Bako Kontagora Memorial Stadium in Minna on Jan. 27 and it had ended in a goalless draw.

According to tweets from the official handle of the LMC, fans of the Minna-based club threw objects, including water sachets, onto the pitch and the technical area during the match.

“Niger Tornadoes have been charged for breaching the Framework & Rules of the NPFL during their Match Day 5 fixture against Bendel Insurance,” the tweet by the LMC @LMCNPFL read.

 

The Minna-based clubside was also handed a suspended order to play its subsequent home matches behind closed doors, with the order suspended for the probationary period of the rest of the season.

It further said Niger Tornadoes had 48 hours to appeal the sanctions or elect to be dealt by a commission.

Niger Tornadoes has been charged for breaching the Framework & Rules of the league during its Matchday 5 fixture vs Bendel Insurance.

Some Tornadoes supporters threw objects including water sachets onto the pitch & the technical area.

Tornadoes has been fined N1 million for the acts of its supporters who threw objects onto the pitch & the technical area.

A suspended order for Tornadoes to play its subsequent home matches behind closed door, which order is suspended for the probationary period of the rest of the season.
Tornadoes has 48 hours to appeal the sanctions or elect to be dealt by a commission.

In the same vein, Plateau United has also been charged for breaching NPFL Framework & Rules during its Matchday 5 fixture vs Kano Pillars.

Some supporters of Plateau United threw objects including stones & sticks at the match officials as they made their way off the pitch.

Plateau United has been fined N1 million for acts of throwing objects at the match officials.

Plateau United has been given a suspended order to its subsequent home matches behind closed doors, which order is suspended for the probationary period of the rest of the season.

Note that the previous probation for Plateau United was on account of pitch invasion & violent attack of match officials.

Plateau United has 48 hours from the date of notice to appeal.

 

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