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LMC to crackdown on hooliganism in NPFL

The League Management Company (LMC) has announced that it is investigating the altercation that occurred on Sunday when a Dakkada FC official who walked into the field of play and slapped an assistant referee during their match against Remo Stars as seen in a 23 secs video going viral on social media,

In a statement while reacting to the incident, the LMC declared that there was no room for hooliganism and will bring the offenders to book.

“The League Management Company (LMC) is looking into an altercation that occurred in the Matchday 4 fixture between Dakkada FC and Remo Stars last Sunday in Uyo.

“Images surfaced involving a backroom staff of Dakkada assaulting a match official in the course of the fixture. The LMC is taking a closer look at the match officials report and other relevant sources.

“We can assure all, that we have zero tolerance for hooliganism and acts that are capable of bringing the game into disrepute.

“After consultations with the compliance unit, the League body action will serve as a deterent for those that are bent on dragging our football into the mud,” Chief Executive officer, Davidson Owumi said

Remo Stars currently top the 2021/2022 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL with 8 points from four matches while Dakkada are 14th with 4 points from same number of matches.

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