Lagos - Sharks FC and Sunshine Stars have been sanctioned by
the League Management Company (LMC) following separate incidents in Lafia and
Akure that led to disruption of their respective Match Day 36 fixtures on
The LMC fined Sharks N3,000,000 and Sunshine Stars
N5,000,000 with further sanctions that also included Stadium ban and banishment
to neutral venue for Sunshine Stars.
For pitch invasion by Supporters Club of Sunshine Stars in
their match against Lobi Stars in Akure which is in violation of Article
B13.22, the Supporters have been banned for the rest of the 2014/15 Glo Premier
League for persistent disorderly behavior having been previously warned about
such behavior in the Match Day 29 fixture against Nasarawa United.
The LMC charge and decision read, "a fine of Five
Million Naira (N5, 000, 000) payable to the LMC within 14 days for encroachment
onto the field of play by supporters of Sunshine Stars FC, causing the
discontinuation of the match in breach of article B13.19".
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For breach of Article B13.21, Sunshine Stars have also been
banished to Lagos for their next three home matches while the disrupted match
against Lobi Stars will be concluded in Abuja on November 11. Sunshine will
thus play their rescheduled Match Day 34 fixture against Rangers and 38 fixture
against Enyimba at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. The Akure Township
Stadium has also been banned from hosting matches of the NPFL for one year.
The Akure club was also found in violation of article C10
and was ordered to pay the sum of N250, 000 to the Match Referee who was
assaulted by the fans and another N250, 000 to the Cameraman of Lobi Stars FC
who was also assaulted.
Sharks was sanctioned for the disruption by its players of
Match Day 36 fixture in Lafia against Nasarawa United. Sharks players had
refused to continue the match after the Referee awarded a penalty to Nasarawa
United and was thus fined N3, 000, 0000, docked three points from the total
points won in the season while the three points and three goals for the
abandoned game has been awarded to Nasarawa United.
Sharks General Manager, Okey Kpalukwu, was cited for breach
of clause 1 of the code of conduct for Club Officials, Appendix E of the
Framework and Rules and fined N250, 000. The LMC further reprimanded the club
official for failure to properly control his players when they abandoned the
match against Nasarawa United which is in breach of article C1 of the league
Framework and Rules.For
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