NPFL and Nasarawa United FC Chairman, Isaac Danladi believes after the first stanza of 18 games the Nigerian Professional Football League has had its own fair share of challenges this season ranking from poor performance of away teams, lack of security for match officials and fans on and off match venues.
After Match Day 18, Kano Pillars were fined a total of N7.25m as well as other consequential fines and closure of stadium to fans until further notice. And the clubs been directed to identify and hand over to the Police for prosecution its match security stewards who led the attack on match officials during the fixture against Akwa United.
Katsina United were also fined a total of N2.5m which included N500,000 as compensation to Enyimba International and a cost to be determined for repair of their damaged vehicle. The club is also to play the next three home matches behind closed doors two of which is suspended for a probationary period lasting the remainder of the season.
Isaac Danladi believes these sanctions for clubs found wanting is a good step in the right direction in making the league better for the second stanza and stakeholders will see notably improvements.
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