LMC slams one year ban on Jalingo sta­dium

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The League Man­age­ment Com­pany yes­ter­day banned the Jolly Nyame Sta­dium in Jalingo from host­ing any Nige­ria Pro­fes­sional Foot­ball League matches for one year and or­dered FC Taraba to play its re­main­ing home games in Abuja.

The League body said that the de­ci­sion to ban the sta­dium was in­formed by the dis­rup­tion of Week 35 game be­tween FC Taraba and Nasarawa United by the home fans in the 80th minute of the game.

In the Sum­mary Ju­ris­dic­tion no­tice to the rul­ing is­sued the club and signed by the LMC Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer, Sal­ihu Abubakar said it would not con­done any act that will bring dis­re­pute to the league in the coun­try.

“FC Taraba and Nasarawa United will com­plete their dis­rupted Match Day 35 fix­ture on Novem­ber 4 at the FIFA Goal Project in Abuja where they will con­tinue from the 81st minute while the Jolly Nyame Sta­dium has been banned for one year from host­ing any Nige­ria Pro­fes­sional Foot­ball League (NPFL) matches,” Sal­ihu Abubakar said.

In an­other rul­ing, El-Kanemi War­riors were fined N500, 000 for the dis­or­derly con­duct of their fans in the week 34 fix­ture against Giwa FC in Katsina, while the week 36 fix­ture against Kano Pil­lars will be played be­hind closed-doors.

Also, Wikki Tourists Coach, Ab­dul Maik­aba was charged for breach of code of con­duct for club man­agers fol­low­ing his un­guarded com­ments af­ter week 35 game against Giwa FC.

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