The League Management Company(LMC) organizers of the Nigeria Professional Football League(NPFL) has slammed a N9 million Naira fine and three point deduction on Kano Pillars.
The fine became necessary after the Sai Masu Gida supporters destroyed the team bus of Katsina United after they lost 1-0 in the first game at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.
The LMC in a statement charged Kano Pilars
for breaching the NPFL Framework & Rules in their Matchday 23 game vs Katsina Utd at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.
The statement from LMC reads ;
“The Kano club breached the league rules when some of their supporters threw objects onto the pitch thereby leading to the disruption of the game.
“Some supporters of the club further encroached onto the pitch leading to the match being discontinued.
“Kano Pillars failed to provide adequate security for the game which led to breakdown of law and order at the Sani Abacha Stadium.
“Kano Pillars also failed to ensure that unauthorized persons didn’t gain access to restricted areas leading to harassment of match officials, away team and disruption of the game.
“Furthermore, Kano Pillars supporters vandalized the bus of the away team and caused damage/loss of personal belongings of players & officials of the away team.
“Kano Pillars have been fined N1 million for the throwing of objects onto the pitch by their supporters.
“The Kano club will also pay a fine of N5million for encroachment of the pitch by their supporters leading to the discontinuation of the match.
“For failing to provide adequate security, Pillars will pay a fine of N1 million and will pay another N1 million fine for allowing unauthorized persons access to restricted areas.
“The club are further fined N1 million for the unsporting behaviour of their supporters.
“Kano Pillars will also be responsible for the repair and/or replacement of the damaged bus of Katsina United as well as certified belongings (of players and officials of the away team) either damaged or loss in the bus.
“Kano Pillars supporters have also been suspended indefinitely from league matches and the club will ensure full compliance of this order.
“Kano Pillars have 21 days to pay all the fines and repair/replace the damaged bus as well as replace certified damaged/lost belongings of Katsina United, their players and officials.”
“Kano Pillars will also play their remaining home matches for the current season at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja while the Sani Abacha Stadium is closed down indefinitely to league games.”
“Three points will be deducted from the accrued points of Kano Pillars for the latest infraction following repeated breaches of the NPFL Framework & Rules.”