LMC slams one year ban on Jalingo stadium
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.