The LMC have slammed a fine of six million naira (N6m) and a suspended three-point deduction on NPFL side Remo Stars as part of punishment meted out to them following the crowd violence that marred their game against Insurance on Sunday.
Unruly fans of the home side manhandled match officials led by Bethel Nwanesi after the 1-1 draw against Insurance at the Gateway Stadium in Sagamu on Sunday.
“After deliberations on reports and evidence from the attack on match officials by supporters of Remo Stars FC at the end of Match Day 3 fixture against Insurance of Benin, the League Management Company (LMC) has fined the club a total of N6m and directed that the club play its next three home matches in Oshogbo, Osun State,” stated an LMC statement on Tuesday.
Chairman of Remo Stars FC, Hon. Kunle Soname was also banned from further participation in the next three Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matches and fined N1 million 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.
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Also charged and sanctioned is the club’s Team Manager, Mr Yinka Ajayi who has been suspended for the rest of the season from all NPFL matches.
Remo Stars stands to forfeit three points should such incident occur again during the season while the club was also directed to assist relevant security agencies to apprehend and prosecute two of their supporters identified as Akintan Yinka and Zico.
Remo Stars will face Niger Tornadoes in Minna on Wednesday in their Match Day four game but will now face Katsina United on January 27, MFM on February 6 and Kwara United on February 13 in Osogbo.
The club have up to 48 hours to accept the judgement.
Club fined a total of N6m including compensation to Referees.
Club Chairman Kunle Soname fined and banned from three NPFL Matches.
Team Manager Yinka Ajayi suspended for rest of the Season.
Club Ordered to produce two identified supporters involved in attack.
Club to forfeit three points in case of a repeat occurrence.
Club to play next three home matches in Osogbo.
Remo Stars Three (3) Home Matches At Oshogbo Township Stadium
Jan 27 – Remo Stars Vs Katsina Utd
Feb 6 – Remo Stars Vs MFM FC
Feb 13 – Remo Stars Vs Kwara Utd