Heartland Slammed N1 Million For Wearing Jersey without Players’ Names, Logo
By Amaechi Agbo
The crisis rocking Nigeria Professional Football League side, Heartland FC of Owerri got worsened Tuesday as the League Management Company, LMC has slammed a fine of one million naira (N1, 000, 000) on the club for wearing jerseys without players’ names in their matchday 9 clash against MFM in Lagos on Sunday, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report
Shortly after the Owerri-based side won their host 2-1 on Sunday, pictures of the players wearing jerseys without the players’ names went viral on social media with many calling for their punishment.
The LMC Tuesday acted swiftly as it placed a fixed penalty of N100, 000 and slammed a N1 million sanctioned on the club for breaching Rules B9.7-8 for non-display of name and number on kits and B9.26 for wearing unregistered kits of the NPFL Framework and Rules
Heartland breached the NPFL Framework and Rules after shirts and shorts worn by its players didn’t display numbers, surnames and club name and logo.
“Heartland has been charged for breaching the NPFL Framework & Rules in the Matchday 9 game at MFM FC
“Heartland breached the NPFL Framework & Rules after shirts & shorts worn by its players didn’t display numbers, surnames & club name & logo
“These acts breach Rules B9.7-8 for non-display of name & number on kits & B9.26 for wearing unregistered kits of the NPFL Framework & Rules
“A fixed penalty of N100,000 is imposed on Heartland as well as a fine of N1 million for the breach,” the LMC said.
Heartland has 48 hours to appeal the sanction
Heartland is currently enmeshed in crisis with the coach of the side, Fidelis Ilechukwu raising alarm that he does not have accommodation while he is being owed N1.5 million sign-on-fee