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LMC Fine Remo Stars N6m, Banish Team To Oshogbo

LMC Fine Remo Stars N6m, Banish Team To Oshogbo

The League Management Company (LMC) has fined Remo Stars Football Club the total sum of N6m and has banished the club to play its next three Nigerian Professional Football League home matches in Oshogbo, Osun State for crowd incidence in a home match against Insurance last Sunday reports Completesports.com.

The development comes after the LMC had placed a fine and Stadium ban on Plateau United for an identical situation which involved officials attacked by home supporters.

An NPFL referee, Bethel Nwanesi was reportedly beaten mercilessly after the game between Remo Stars and Bendel Insurance which ended 1-1 at the Sagamu International stadium.

Charles Omokaro opened the scoring for Bendel Insurance before Victor Mbaoma equalised for the home side.

According to a statement issued by the LMC via their official website, Remo Stars Club Chairman, Kunle Soname was fined N1 million and banned from three NPFL Matches.

Soname was sanctioned for granting a media interview in which he made comments that brought the league to disrepute. Soname was also charged for conducts and utterances that did not show positive example to players and supporters.

The club has also been directed to within seven days ensure the apprehension and prosecution by the relevant security agencies of the persons identified as Akintan Yinka and ‘Zico’ who were reported to

have led the assault on the Match Officials, as well as other persons who participated in the assault on Match Officials; upon failure of which a fine of N25,000.00 (Twenty Five Thousand Naira only) per day shall accrue, until such time as the culprits are apprehended and charged to court.

The sanctions are contained in a letter to the club signed by the LMC Chief Operating Officer, Salihu Abubakar and the club has been asked to respond in writing within 48 hours indicating acceptance of the decisions or electing to appear before a commission.

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