NPFL: LMC expels Kano Pillars Chairman, fines club | Dailytrust

NPFL: LMC expels Kano Pillars Chairman, fines club

  Line up pf Kano Pillars before their match against Niger Tornadoes in the 2019 Aiteo Cup finals at the Ahmadu Bello stadium Kaduna. Pillars won 3-2 on penalties
Line up pf Kano Pillars before their match against Niger Tornadoes in the 2019 Aiteo Cup finals at the Ahmadu Bello stadium Kaduna. Pillars won 3-2 on penalties

The League Management Company (LMC) has expelled Kano Pillars Chairman, Surajo Yahaya Jambul, over the role he played in the recent match between his club and Dakkada FC.

Kano Pillars was also slammed for breaching the 2022 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) framework and rules during the match with Dakkada on June 23, 2022.

LMC said Kano Pillars failed to control their officials and ensure proper conduct, which resulted in the assault of a match official.

Daily Trust had reported how Jambul assaulted Daramola Olalekan, assistant referee 1.

Pillars have been fined N1m for the misconduct.

A further N1m fine was imposed on Kano Pillars for the assault on a match official. The club were also fined N250,000 being compensation for the assaulted match official.

The club are to follow up on the arrest of the offending official to ensure his full prosecution in furtherance of the police report lodged by the match officials on June 23, 2022.

Kano Pillars will also forfeit two points from the ones accrued to them and face additional sanctions deemed appropriate in the event of further breach of the league rules regarding the assault of match officials.

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