Baba Ganaru
Coach to forfeit
50% sign-on due, pay N0.2m fine
Kano
Pillars and their new Coach, Baba Ganaru have been fined separately by the
League Management Company (LMC) for breaching the Nigeria Professional Football
League (NPFL) Rules and Framework 2014/2015 Season.
In
its recent exercise off Summary Jurisdiction, the LMC cited Ganaru for
breaching the Code of Conduct for Managers and Coaches as contained in Appendix
B of the NPFL Rule Books by accepting to enter into negotiation with Kano
Pillars without first obtaining the consent of his employer, Nasarawa United.
Ganaru’s
sanction for this breach includes the payment of a fine of N200, 000,
forfeiture of one month salary to Nasarawa United being one month salary in
lieu of notice as stipulated in his contract with the club and a further
forfeiture of N5 million, being 50% of his sign-on as agreed in his contract
with Nasarawa United for the 2014/2015 season since he has only served half of
his full season contract with the club.
The
Coach though, has a right to submit to the decision or elect to have his case
heard by a commission in which case he has 48 hours to communicate his
objection in writing to the LMC.
For
failing to obtain permission of Nasarawa United before entering into
negotiation with Coach Ganaru for the position of Technical Adviser, Kano Pillars
was charged with breach of Code of Conduct for Clubs as contained in Appendix D
of the NPFL Rule Book.
Kano
Pillars was fined N0.5m for contravening the Rules and will pay N2m as
compensation to Nasarawa United within two weeks. Pillars have 48hours to
submit to the Summary Jurisdiction as exercised by the LMC and pay the fines or
appear before a Commission.

The
LMC decisions came as a result of a formal petition lodged by Nasarawa United
on the contracting of their Coach by Kano Pillars without following the laid
down rules for such transaction between clubs, coaches and players and a review
of the documentation on the transaction submitted to the LMC by Kano Pillars
which confirmed a breach of the Rules.

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