Clubs warned against dis­parag­ing com­ments on the league

Daily Trust - - SPORT - Gbenga Eleg­bel­eye By Mike Oboh

The League Man­age­ment Com­pany (LMC) has warned that it would ap­ply the ap­pro­pri­ate sanc­tions against clubs whose of­fi­cials in­dulge in the use of lan­guages that brings the league to dis­re­pute.

The LMC, in a state­ment signed by the Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer, Sal­ihu Abubakar said it will no longer con­done such com­ments by club of­fi­cials in­clud­ing coaches and man­agers as well as their play­ers whose com­ments will lower the in­tegrity of the League in the eyes of the pub­lic.

It re­minded the clubs that ex­ist­ing reg­ula-tions have pro­vided ap­pro­pri­ate chan­nels for con­vey­ing grievances and protests against per­ceived wrong do­ings by match of­fi­cials or op­po­nents.

“The LMC wishes to ad­mon­ish clubs who have is­sues with the out­come of matches or con­duct of match of­fi­cials to take ad­van­tage of ex­ist­ing pro­ce­dures and chan­nels of seek­ing re­dress and de­sist from mak­ing me­dia pro­nounce­ments, es­pe­cially the print and so­cial me­dia which not only prej­u­dices pub­lic opin­ion but also ques­tions the in­tegrity of the League,” the state­ment noted.

The LMC also as­sured clubs and their fans that all acts of proven poor of­fi­ci­at­ing and mis­con­duct on the part of match of­fi­cials will at­tract ad­e­quate sanc­tions against the cul­prits.

Ac­tion dur­ing a League match be­tween Kaduna United and Enugu Rangers

Nduka Ira­bor

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