Akwa United coach, Kennedy Boboye will pay a quarter of a million naira and also sit out one match day for a breach of the League’s Frameworks and Rules.
Boboye was charged with breach of paragraph 7 of the Framework and Rules of the Nigeria Professional Football League for making public comments in criticism of match officials.
According to a statement on the Twitter handle of the League Management Company, @LMCNPFL, “The comments made after the Heartland vs Akwa United match amounted to a breach of paragraph 7 of Appendix B: Code of Conduct for Managers and Coaches (public criticism of match officials) and C1.1 (misconduct) of the Framework and Rules of the NPFL.”
The statement continued that Kennedy Boboye will pay a fine of N250, 000 (Two hundred and fifty thousand naira) and will be banned for one match day (Match Day 7) from sitting in the dug out.
After the Match Day 6 loss at Heartland, Kennedy Boboye blamed what he termed poor officiating for his team’s failure to get a result.
He was quoted as saying, “It’s a shame. I honestly don’t have anything to say because we can never grow with officiating like this. It’s a shame to Nigerian football that we are still on this level.
“Any team that wants to win should win in a very good platform, not by cheating.
“I am highly disappointed in the referees, highly. The two goals the team (Heartland) scored were not supposed to be goals. The first penalty was not a penalty, the second goal was an offside goal.
“The officiating is poor,” Boboye said after the match.
Akwa United’s Match Day 7 game is at home to Kano Pillars.