The Nigeria Premier League has decided to go hard on several clubs and officials over the way they conducted themselves in the second stanza of the league.
The league body has therefore warned that they will not hesitate to sanction any team or official that brings the game into disrepute
Ocean Boys FC Vs Enyimba Int’l FC (Assault on Enyimba Int’l FC Supporters)
The Nigeria Premier League (NPL) has issued a warning letter to Ocean Boys while investigation into the incidence is still ongoing.
Pic: Ocean Boys Chairman, Ngo Sylva
Sunshine Stars FC Vs 3SC
Coach Fatai Amao of 3SC, held up the game for almost 2 minutes while giving out instruction to his players thereby causing unnecessary stoppage and bringing the game into disrepute and have has been warned to desist from such act in subsequent matches.
In the same vein, Sunshine Stars FC is to ensure that the use of Substitution Board is part of the game, therefore, the club is charged to have adequate and appropriate substitution board in place on or before its next home match, failure to adhere may attract sanction.
Enyimba has been charge to provide appropriate seat cover at the reserved benches of Enyimba Int’l Stadium, Aba.
The NPL attention was been drawn to the lack or damaged seat cover at the players and officials reserved bench. The club has been told in clear terms that they must rectify the damage seat cover to ensure conformity and expectation of standards of the Nigeria Premier League.
The NPL has also commended the Match officials for brilliant performances in the first two matches in the second stanza.
While urging the Referees to ensure that this standard is maintained, the league organizing body has said that any report on poor officiating shall be communicated to the Referees Appointment Committee for appropriate sanctions.
Therefore, the NPL encourages all Match Officials to be fair, firm and committed throughout the second stanza.
In its effort to encourage fair, free and firm officiating, the Nigeria Premier League has set necessary machinery in motion for recognizing outstanding Referees monthly.