Again, LMC slams top NPFL club with sanctions, chairman expelled




File picture: Kano Pillars players

Three months after being sanctioned, fined ₦9 million and deducted three points, Kano Pillars of Kano have been again hit with another ₦2.750 millon for official’s rascality and unprofessionalism in their matchday 34 encounter against Dakkada FC.

Announcing the new punishments on Saturday, the League Management Company, LMC also expelled Kano Pillars Chairman, Suraj Yahaya, from the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL)

Kano Pillars have been charged for breaching the NPFL22 Framework and Rules during the course of the match vs Dakkada on June 23, 2022.

Kano Pillars failed to control their officials & ensure proper conduct at all times which resulted in the assault of a match official.

“Kano Pillars chairman Suraj Yahaya also assaulted a match official Daramola Olalekan (assistant referee 1) with his conduct capable of bringing the game to disrepute.

“The Kano club are fined N1m for failing to ensure proper conduct of their officials in obvious disregard of NPFL Framework & Rules as well as the assurance letter issued by the Kano State Commissioner of Police on June 8, 2022.

“A further N1m fine is imposed on Kano Pillars for the assault on a match official. The club are also fined N250,000 being compensation for the assaulted match official.

“Kano Pillars chairman Suraj Yahaya is expelled from the league with immediate effect. The club are to follow up on the arrest of the offending official to ensure his full prosecution in furtherance of the police report lodged by the match officials on June 23, 2022,” the LMC said

The league organisers also handed a suspended 2 points deduction on the club in an event of further unruly actions from them.

“In the event of any further similar breach of the League Rules regarding the assault of Match Officials, Kano Pillars shall forfeit 2 points from the points accruing to the club, in addition to any other sanctions that may be deemed appropriate in the circumstance.

“LMC delegate Uchenna Iyoke will get a compensation of N500,000 for lost valuables in the course of the Kano Pillars v Dakkada match.”

It could be recalled that the Kano Pillars were in April this year banished to play their home matches in Abuja, fined accumulated ₦9 million and deducted 3 points for fans hooliganism

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