Abuja - The Nigeria National League (NNL) has descended heavily on the chairman of DSS Football Club of Kaduna, Sunday Adeleye for allegedly leading an unprovoked assault on the match officials who handled the Week 10 home tie against Jigawa Golden Stars in Kaduna.
For his role in the weekend incident, Adeleye has been suspended from attending his club’s three matches while DSS will have to play their three home games behind closed doors just as the club has been given 48 hours to return all items including monies taken away from the match officials.
Also, DSS will pay a fine of Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200 000) only in accordance with Article 6.0 (1) Rules of the game even as it has been ordered to fish-out the supporters who participated in the physical assault of the referees.
The club and Kaduna State Football Association have been warned and asked to ensure the safety of lives and properties during league games in Kaduna.
The statement issued by the NNL secretariat in Abuja and signed by the secretary, Lawrence Katkem, disclosed that the League Board has on the receipt of the reports on the weekend match handed down series of punishments to DSS for bringing the game to disrepute.
The statement further said that the Center Referee was beaten to coma by the mob led by Adeleye while his assistants were not spared either as they were also locked up in the police cell and their valuable items taken from them including large sums of money, match forms and caution cards among others.
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