IMC Fines El-Kanemi Warriors N.750 Million, Reprimands Bayelsa United Over Utterances

IMC Fines El-Kanemi Warriors N.750 Million, Reprimands Bayelsa United Over Utterances

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By Amaechi Agbo

In its continued determination to enthrone sanity and professionalism in the Nigeria Premier Football League, NPFL, organisers of the league, Interim Management Committee, IMC have sanctioned El Kanemi Warriors to pay the sum of seven hundred and fifty thousand naira (₦750, 000.00) fine for breach of rules on provision of effective security during their match Bendel Insurance in matchday 5

Bayelsa United Coach, Deprieye Tebowei was reprimanded for his “unguarded utterances in their match away match against Sunshine Stars on Sunday

El-Kanemi were fined and are to play their remaining fixtures of the first half of the season behind closed doors just as Coach of Bayelsa United received a warning to be of good conduct.

The IMC after a review of findings of the official reports of the MatchDay 5 fixture between El-Kanemi Warriors and Bendel Insurance, found the host team to have breached Rule B13.52 for failure to provide adequate and effective security for all persons involved in the match and which led to the destruction of the camera tripod of the away team, and disagreements prior to the resumption of the second half.

El-Kanemi was thus fined ₦500,000 for failure to provide adequate and effective security, ₦250,000 being compensatory payment to Coach Monday Odigie of Bendel Insurance and an order to replace the damaged camera tripod of Bendel Insurance.

Following his apologies for making unguarded public statement on the league contrary to Rule C15 and Appendix B7, Coach Deprieye Tebowei of Bayelsa United, received a final reprimand with a warning to refrain from further breach of the rules on conduct of club officials.

“The respondent and officials of Bayelsa United are further advised to direct their grievances and complaints through the official channels in the future”, the IMC further advised.

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