The Nigeria National League has sternly warned all clubs in the League
to desist from act(s) that will bring the game to disrepute, just as
it banned the secretary of Plateau United for the rest of the season.
The Chairman of the League, High Chief Emeka Inyama, decried a
situation where acts of hooliganism have become the order of the day.
“We have recorded increasing crowd violence especially in the North;
Match officials are assaulted and encroachment into the field of
play,” Inyama bemoaned.
He confirmed that the NNL has been dishing out deterrent punishment to the clubs.
The latest axe, according to the NNL, has fallen on TEAP FC of Abuja
and Niger Tornadoes FC of Minna.
TEAP FC has been banished to Katsina and Tornadoes FC to Kano for
their remaining league matches of the season.
Also the club secretary of Plateau United, David Lang, has been banned for the rest of the season.
Inyama confirmed that the supporters club of Plateau United FC and
Giwa FC have been find N300,000 each for infringing on the rules.
The chairman said the remaining matches will be closely monitored and
some matches have been placed as high risk matches for closer
On the officiating officials, Chief Inyama confirmed that many of the
calls of the referees, according to reports, have been very unfair.
“We have in conjunction with the Referees Committee been punishing the
referees. The clubs are not helping matters either,” he said.
For the remaining matches, only Premier class referees and Match
Commissioners will be used in order to benefit from their experience.