Nigeria Professional Football League

NPFL: LMC hammer for Katsina United .

Katsina United have been hammered by the League Management Company for breaching the NPFL Framework and Rules during their Matchday 35 fixture vs Remo Stars at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium, Katsina on June 26, 2022.

According to the LMC, there was a breakdown of general security at the closing stages of the match which interrupted the flow of the continuance of the game and harassment and intimidation of match officials.

Katsina United are in breach following the encroachment unto the field of play to harass and intimidate the match officials by the club’s players, officials and supporters.

Katsina United failed to control their players and officials. The club also failed to ensure proper conduct of their players and officials at all times which resulted in the harassment and intimidation of match officials, disruption of the smooth continuation of the game.

Katsina United are guilty of causing disturbances during the match. The action of the club and their supporters also brought the league to disrepute.

Katsina United are fined N1m each for failing to provide general security, for encroachment unto the pitch, for failure to ensure the proper conduct of your players and officials and for bringing the game to disrepute.

Katsina United are further fined N250,000 being compensation to Mr Michael Onikute of Remo Stars.

Katsina United are to replace the damaged equipment of Remo Stars at the face value of the certified receipts provided to the LMC by Remo Stars.

Katsina United’s home ground, Muhammadu Dikko Stadium, will be closed to fans indefinitely. The club’s home games will be strictly under closed door till adequate security measures including written guarantees by the Katsina Police Command to prosecute are put in place.

In event of any further similar breach of the league rules in the course of this season, Katsina United shall forfeit 3 points from the points accruing to the club, in addition to any additional sanctions that may be deemed appropriate in the circumstance.

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