NNL Super 8: Gombe United Charged N.5 Million For Unruly Conduct
By Amaechi Agbo
With Less than 24 hours to the commencement of the 2021 Nigeria National League, NNL Super 8 holding in Enugu, South-East Nigeria, the hammer of the organisers have descended on Gombe United following unsportsman-like display unbecoming of a professional football club during their encounter with El Kanemi Warriors, www.bestchoicesports.com.ng can report
The club, Gombe United, playing in Group A of the Northern Conference in the play-off, have been indicted for misconducts in the opening match of the against El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri and are to pay the sum of five hundred thousand naira (N500,000,00) only in fine.
According to a release by the NNL management, Gombe United were charged for challenging the decision of the referee in the encounter and made serious attempts to assault the referee and the match commissioner for what they termed “unfavourable decision” after El-Kanemi took the lead.
Their fans and club officials all ran into the field and held up the game to the surprise of many and in front of dignitaries present, an act which brought the game to disrepute.
Consequently, “the NNLhas also mandated the management of Gombe United to as a matter of urgency identify members of their supporters and officials who played major roles in the disturbances and harassment of the match and umpires of the match, refusal will mean a ban on the few number of supporters granted them from coming to the Stadium,” part of the statement read
Gombe United have two days from Tuesday 7 September to comply with the directives or face stiffer sanctions.
The 2021 NNL Super 8 continues today at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu with four matches on the radar.