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NNL hammer falls on Mighty Jets

17 June 2015, 18:20Israel Ojoko

Abuja - The Nigeria National League (NNL) has slammed Mighty Jets FC of Jos with heavy fines to serve as a big warning to others, following the assault of match officials in their last home tie against visiting Niger Tornadoes.

The crunch NNL week five encounter between Mighty Jet and Niger Tornadoes was abandoned on Saturday 13th June as reported by News24.

For a start, the management of Jets will pay a fine of one million naira only for encroachment on the field of play and another sum of two hundred thousand naira only for assault on match officials which resulted to the abandonment of the Week 5 encounter of the lower division league in Jos.

Also read: NNL referee ‘molested’ by Mighty Jet fans

The club will in addition forfeit three points to Tornadoes in accordance with Article 4.3 (1) while it will play its upcoming home matches behind closed doors in accordance with Article 6.0 (1).

In a letter conveying the sanctions signed by NNL secretary Lawrence Katken, the league body also handed an indefinite suspension to Jets player Ndala lbrahim who was said to have led the melee with three supporters of Jets to molest the match officials on the day.

NNL however said that the officials of Jets and Plateau FA must produce the three unidentified supporters involved in the attack within seven days of this letter.

Mighty Jets will have to pay the fines before its next home match or face severe fines.

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