Sport NNL fines Sokoto, Ijebu United for assault on match officials


The board of Nigeria National League (NNL) has fined Sokoto United and Ijebu United for violating the rules of the league.

The two clubs committed the offence in their matchday three fixtures.

Sokoto United were handed a fine of N1 million for the offence and a further N50,000 to replace the damaged windscreen of the Kebbi United bus and the hospital bill to treat the injured Kebbi player, Eli John.

Their fans at half time intimidated and attacked match officials with missiles while they were retiring back to the dressing room and same repeated itself on their way out to resume the second half, this led to delay in commencement of the second half.

The same attack continued at the end of the match, which ended 2-1 in favour of the home team, Kebbi United.

In addition, Sokoto United chief coach, Muhammed Dan Asabe, and his goalkeeper trainer, Shehu Rilwan, were handed a two-month ban by the NNL for their roles in the attack of the match officials. Sokoto United have been given till 15th December to respond to the fine.

Similarly, Ijebu United are to pay the sum of N500,000 for the attack their supporters meted on match officials on their matchday three encounter with Tradesafe Football Club of Lagos.

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Supporters of Ijebu United were alleged to have descended on match officials after the away team,Tradesafe equalized in the game that ended 1-1. Ijebu United are to pay the fine before their next home game.


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