NPFL: IMC Fines Sunshine Stars ₦1m Over Inadequate Security At Match Venue - EDU-BIZNEWS


Wednesday, April 12, 2023

NPFL: IMC Fines Sunshine Stars ₦1m Over Inadequate Security At Match Venue

Sunshine Stars of Akure  have been fined ₦1million by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) for the club failure to provide adequate security during its home match in compliance with Rule B13.52 and Rule B13.18 of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) Framework and Rules. 

IMC also threatened to place a ban on the stadium in hosting matches,  should there be a repeat of the breach.

In a Summary Jurisdiction notice sent to the Akure based club, the IMC said findings from a review of Match Officials report on the MatchDay 13 fixture against Enugu Rangers, indicted the club for failure to provide adequate security and implement effective crowd control. 

Sunshine Stars were also found in breach of Rule B.13:18 as some of their supporters threw objects unto the field of play, targeting players and match officials, which resulted in the disruption of the match.

The Akure Gunners were equally fine ₦500,000 each on the two counts and an order to implement more effective security measures as a reoccurrence may lead to a closure of the Akure Township Stadium, in addition to any other appropriate sanction.

The fine must be paid within 14 days failing which additional sanctions may be imposed in line with the dictates of the NPFL Framework and Rules.

Sunshine Stars however retain  the right in accordance with Rule C26, to within 48 hours of the date of the notice, to either submit to the summary jurisdiction and the sanctions or elect to be dealt with by a disciplinary panel.

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