Preventing visiting teams from training at her home pitch has been a recurring decimal for Nigeria Professional League club, Katsina United in the 2019 season and the result has been a fine of a million naira and possible relocation of home matches from the Mohammed Dikko Stadium according to the League Management Company (LMC).
Prior to April, Clubs which had complained about the irregularity include MFM FC, Kwara United, Insurance of Benin and Lobi Stars.
The LMC revealed it had received series of complaints from four clubs including the latest been Enugu Rangers which were prevented from gaining access to the Mohammed Dikko Stadium on Tuesday for a rescheduled fixture and considering Rule C1 of the League’s rules which Katsina United had clearly breached, suitable punishment under the jurisdiction of that law was imposed.
The punishment highlighted in a letter by Salihu Abubakar, the LMC Chief Operating Officer include: a fine of One Million Naira (N1, 000, 000.00) for the several acts of misconduct and relocation of the club to another ground and other severe sanctions in the event of a repeated breach.
Under the rules of the LMC, the Katsina based club have only 4b hours to respond in writing with an option to accept the decision of the LMC or enter for a hearing.
MFM FC, Kwara United, Insurance of Benin and Lobi Stars variously complained of inability to access the stadium for pre-match training.