Lagos – The League Management Company (LMC) have fined former
Nigeria international and General Manager of FC Taraba, Tijani Babangida over comments
and behaviors that were in breach of some sections of the Code of Conduct for
Club Officials under the NPFL rules.
LMC announced that two senior club officials, a coach and 12
match officials including four Referees and eight Assistant Referees have been
charged under the NPFL Rulebook for various acts considered inimical to the good
of the game.
Former Nigeria international and General Manager of FC
Taraba, Tijani Babangida and his counterpart at Heartland, Okechukwu Ibe, who
is also a Director of LMC have been fined N50, 000 and N200, 000 respectively
for comments and behaviors that were in breach of some sections of the Code of
Conduct for Club Officials under the NPFL rules.
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Similarly, Abia Warriors Head Coach, Ladan Bosso was fined
N50, 000 for comments the LMC ruled to be in breach of Article 14 of the Code
of Conduct for Coaches and Managers and Article C1 of the Framework and Rules
of the Nigeria Professional Football League.
Babangida and Bosso were cited for public comments against
referees considered capable of bringing the league to disrepute while Ibe was
charged for acts capable of bringing the league to disrepute including
excessive complaints against the Referee during the Match Day 11 Enyimba vs
They were asked to within 48 hours accept the respective
sanctions imposed or elect to defend themselves before a commission and they
have all accepted the charges and apologized.
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