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LMC rejects Sunshine's pleas

17 September 2015, 20:43

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 match ban.

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 sanctions.

"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.

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