Saturday, April 19, 2014

NFF disciplinary Committee wields axe on offenders

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After carefully reviewing punishments melted out by the Nigeria Premier League on some teams owing to outbreak of violence at match venues , the  disciplinary committee of the Nigeria Football Federation has pronounced its final verdict.

While it upheld some of the decisions taken by the NPL, some others were upturned by the Tunde Adepoju-led committee.

The team manager of Sunshine Stars FC, Gabriel Aborowo was suspended from all football related activities for the rest of the league season.

The committee also suspended the centre referee from Kaduna State, Sani Muhammed, from officiating in Nigeria till end of the League season for incompetence and negligence in the aborted Kwara United –  Sunshine Stars match.

The abandoned match which was 1-1 before violence broke out and is to be replayed behind closed doors in Ilorin at a yet-to-be-fixed date.

Also, Kwara United was fined N2 million naira, to be paid to the NPL within 14 days while the team will also pay a fine of  N400,000 to the NPL within 14 days for onward transmission to the centre referee and Assistant Referee 1 at N200, 000 apiece  respectively.

On the claims of damages by Sunshine Stars and Super Sports crew, the committee ruled that it would re-assess the claims and make pronouncements on what Kwara Utd would  pay as soon as investigation is concluded.

Sunshine Stars FC was Fined N2 million naira for encroachment during the match and another N100, 000 for failure to provide video clips and tapes for the match.

In the case between Lobi Stars FC and Akwa United FC, Lobi was fined N400, 000 for allowing its fans to attack match officials while the four-match ban on former ABS coacch Erasmus Onu for his unruly behavior was upheld.

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