Lagos - The League Management Company (LMC) has turned down
a plea for leniency by Sunshine Stars and the captain, Sunday Abe on the
Summary Jurisdiction notice issued to them following incidences of the Match
Day 28 fixture against Shooting Stars in Ibadan.
In a letter dated September 14, 2015, the Akure club cited
their record as one of the disciplined clubs in the league and the fact that
their players and supporters were unnecessarily delayed for hours after the
match as some of the grounds of their appeal for leniency.
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Abe, in a separate letter of apology attributed his
aggressive behaviour towards the Match Referee to frustration and while
pledging to refrain from such act, pleaded for a reconsideration of his six
However, the LMC in response to the club's appeal said that
it took due notice of all circumstances that prevailed during and after the
match before arriving at the decision and advised the club to comply with the
"It would suffice to state that all the established
facts and circumstances regarding the match-day incident and the Rule Book were
considered in arriving at a decision, including the respective sanctions",
the LMC wrote in reply to Sunshine Stars Management.
It also informed Abe, the club captain that his apology has
been noted but that the six match ban has to be served.For
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