The Interim Management Company IMC of the Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL has ordered a three points deduction from Bayelsa United.
The swift response was coming on the heel of the assault on an Assistant Referee at the Samson Siasia Stadium in Yenegoa by a fan of the club.
The sanction followed a review of the official match report of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) MatchDay 5 fixture between Bayelsa United and Doma FC on Wednesday, February 1.
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In another development, Bayelsa United confirmed that the fan who assaulted the official has been arrested by the police and had earlier distanced itself from the attack.
In a separate development, the IMC also ordered an indefinite closure to fans of the Maiduguri Township Stadium for El-Kanemi Warriors home fixtures pending investigation into reported security breaches in the course of their match against Bendel Insurance midweek.