LMC Imposes N2.750 Million On Katsina United Over Misconduct
By Our Correspondent
The League Management Company LMC has imposed a fine of two million, seven handred and fifty thousand Naira (N2, 750, 000) only on Katsina United for breaching the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL Framework and Rules in their Matchday 18 game vs Kwara United
Katsina United are charged after members of their contingent prevented the visiting team Kwara United from leaving the pitch after their match last weekend.
Also, a member of Katsina United’s contingent threw a chair at the centre referee while he made his way to the changing room and injured him in the process.
Consequently, Katsina United Has been separately fines for accumulated misconduct one of which is a fine of N1 million for failing to provide adequate protection for the match official(s).
The erring club will also pay a fine of N250,000 as compensation to the injured referee.
Another fine of N1 million was also imposed on Katsina United for failing to ensure adequate and effective security for the visiting team Kwara Utd.
Furthermore, a fine of N500,000 was also imposed on the Katsina club for misconduct capable of bringing the game to disrepute bringing the total sum to N2.750 million sanction.
Apart from the heavy monitory sanctions, Katsina United have been ordered to play their subsequent home matches behind closed doors, admitting only participating teams, their officials, match officials and league officials.
The closed door sanction on Katsina Utd’s home games will continue until a satisfactory security plan is put in place at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium.
In addition, the perpetrator of the incident leading to the injury of the referee has been arrested & is being charged to court. Katsina Utd are expected to provide update on the matter.
Katsina Utd reserve the right to appeal these sanctions within 48 hours from the date of notice.