LMC Fines Kano Pillars And Katsina United For Fan Violence
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LMC Fines Kano Pillars And Katsina United For Fan Violence

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

The League Management Company (LMC) has fined both teams a total of N4.7 million after they were found guilty of breaching certain regulations in a league match.

The matchday 15 Nigeria Professional Football League game between both sides was marred by crowd trouble following a 1-1 draw.

Having investigated the matter the league organisers have now fined the home side, Katsina United, N3.5 million, while the visitors, Kano Pillars, were fined N1.2 million.

Katsina United were found guilty of not ensuring adequate security in the stadium. The club was also found guilty of the aggressive misconduct of its supporters who threw objects towards the visiting side which kept match officials and both teams on the field throughout the half-time interval while Pillars were handed a fine of N1 million naira for their fans' misconduct and N200,000 for trying to manipulate the outcome of the investigation by publishing misleading information.

Also, Katsina United will now play their subsequent home games behind closed doors until the confirmation of satisfactory security measures while league fixtures involving both teams will be played without fans in the stadium.

The cost of the replacement of the damaged seats and glass windows at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium will also be shared between both teams.

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