Referees Assault: LMC hits Remo Stars With N6m Fine, banished to Oshogbo

Referees Assault: LMC hits Remo Stars With N6m Fine, banished to Oshogbo

The League Management Company (LMC ) have hammered with hefty punishment Remo Stars football club after its fans took laws into their hands and assaulted match officials after their 1-1 with Bendel Insurance at the Gateway Stadium on Sunday.


After the final whistle of the game on Sunday, fans of the team assaulted the center referee who wrongfully ruled the hosts’ late minute goal for offside.


The league organizers said after reviewing the incidence, the Club has been slapped with a total of N6m and has banished to play its next three home matches in Osogbo.


President of the club, Kunle Soname was also banned from further participation in the next three NPFL matches and fined N1 million for granting a media interview in which he made comments that brought the league to disrepute…


The club’s team manager Yinka Ajayi was not left of the punishment as he has been suspended for the rest of the season from all NPFL matches.


Remo Stars will suffer three points deduction should such incident repeat itself again during the season while the club asked to produce two of their supporters named as Akintan Yinka and Zico.


The six-count charge by the LMC ranged from access to restricted area by unauthorised persons and blocking match officials from accessing the dressing room (B13.52), encroachment onto the field of play immediately after the match (Rule B13.18), throwing of objects including stones towards the match officials, failure to provide adequate security for match officials when they were attacked by the club’s supporters (B8.21) and conduct of officials and supporters of the club in the disturbances capable of bringing the game to disrepute.


The charge read, “you are in breach of Appendix E1.1 of the Code of Conduct for Club Officials (Framework and Rules of the Nigeria Professional League Football League), in that on Sunday, 20th January 2019, in the course of the Match Day 3 Fixture: Remo Stars vs. Bendel Insurance, by your conduct and utterances, being an official of a club, you failed to set a positive example for others, particularly players and supporters”.

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