Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) side Nasarawa United have been charged by the league’s custodian, the League Management Company (LMC) for breaching rules governing the league during their 1-0 defeat to champions Plateau United at home on Matchday 1.
In addition to being charged, the Solid Miners have also been fined to the tune of N2m.
Nasarawa United will pay a fine of N1m for failure to ensure adequate security and crowd control while the other N1m fine is for compensation as a result of the ssault on the match officials, that’s N250,000 each to the centre referee, assistant referee 1 (AR1), assistant referee 2 (AR2) and the 4th official (reserve referee).
Nasarawa United have 48hrs to either accept or appeal the ruling.
The new development was revealed by the LMC via a series of tweets from its official handle.
The tweets are as follows:
“Nasarawa Utd failed to ensure adequate security, crowd control & restriction of unauthorized persons from restricted areas during the game #NASPLA.”
“Nasarawa Utd’s lack of crowd control & failure to restrict unauthorized persons from technical areas led to their supporters gaining unlawful access to the dressing room of the refs at half time.”
“Furthermore, Nasarawa Utd’s failure to ensure adequate security, crowd control & restriction of unauthorized persons from restricted areas led to the attack & assault of match officials at half time & after the match #NASPLA.”
“A fine of N1m has been imposed on Nasarawa Utd for failure to ensure adequate security & crowd control which violates #NPFL Framework & Rules #NASPLA.”
“Nasarawa Utd will also pay N1m, being compensation for assault on the match officials, that is N250,000 each to the referee, AR1, AR2 & 4th official (reserve ref) #NASPLA.”