26 May 2019
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LMC Fined Rangers And FCIU, Banned Sunshine Stars Coach From NPFL Venues For One Year

Rangers, FCIU has been fined by LMC for breeching LMC Framework while Sunshine Stars coach, Kayode has been banned from all NPFL match venues for one year.

Rangers International were fined a total of N2.5m for breaches of Rule B13.52.1, B13.52.2 and B8.21 during their MatchDay 14 fixture against Katsina United.

The LMC in a Summary Jurisdiction notice charged the club for failure to ensure adequate and effective crowd control as spectators gained access to restricted area such as the running tracks in breach of Rule B13.52.1.

Rangers was also charged for failure to prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to restricted areas and threatening match Officials on their way to the dressing room at half time in breach of Rule B13.52.2.

Rangers

A third charge against Rangers International was breach of RuleB8.21 in that the club failed to provide adequate security for match Officials who were prevented from gaining access to the dressing room and forced to remain on the pitch at half time.

While Ifeanyi Ubah was fined for breaching Rule B8.21 on Match Day 13 in their home fixture against Plateau United.

They were charged for failing to provide adequate security for match officials who were threatened on their way to the dressing room at half time by the club’s supporters wielding dangerous objects.

FCIU

FC Ifeanyiubah was also charged for not providing adequate security for the match officials who were detained on the field for over 30 minutes after being threatened and prevented from gaining access to the dressing room at the end of the match.

In exercise of Summary Jurisdiction, the LMC has fined the club a total of N2,250,000. N1m each for the two charges of failure to ensure adequate security for the match officials and N250,000 as compensation to the match referee for assault pursuant to Rule C12.

Lobi Stars Goalkeeper on the ground after being punched by sunshine coach

Coach of Sunshine Stars Kayode Julius, was also charged for breach of Code of Conduct (appendix E) of the NPFL Framework and Rules in the course of the rescheduled MatchDay 2 fixture between his club and Lobi Stars.

Coach Julius Kayode punched Lobi Stars Goalkeeper before a reschedule fixtures between both clubs and has been banned from all football related and NPFL match venues for one year.

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