Nigerian Premier League Fines Enyimba Club N10million For Disrupting Live Match In Enugu

The Nigeria Premier Football League has fined Enyimba football club N10 million for disorganizing Match Day 35 Fixture between the club and Rangers Int’l FC held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, on June 9, 2024.

The league also awarded three points, three goals to Enugu Rangers FC as part of punishment for Enyimba FC for her misconducts.

The football ruling body made this known in a jurisdiction notice addressed to Enyimba Int’l FC dated June 10, 2024, and signed by Chief Executive Officer of the League Management Company Davidson Owumi.

After assessment of the ugly incidents, the League concluded that Enyimba violated Rules C9, B6.23, B13.18, C1.1 and B13.24 of the Frameworks and Rules of the Nigeria Premier football League.

The notice partly read: “You are in breach of Rule C9 of the Frameworks and Rules of the Nigeria Premier football League, in that on Sunday 9 June 2024, in the course of Match Day 35 Fixture: Rangers Int’l FC vs. Enyimba Int’l FC, you failed to ensure the proper conduct of your players, officials and supporters.

“You are in breach of Rule B6.23 of the Frameworks and Rules of the Nigeria Premier football League, in that on Sunday 9 June 2024, in the course of Match Day 35 Fixture: Rangers Int’l FC vs. Enyimba Int’l FC, you disrupted the transmission of a live broadcast.

“You are in breach of Rule B13.18 of the Frameworks and Rules of the Nigeria Premier football League, in that on Sunday 9 June 2024, in the course of Match Day 35 Fixture: Rangers Int’l FC vs. Enyimba Int’l FC, your team and supporters threw objects and encroached unto the field of play.

“You are in breach of Rule C1.1 of the Frameworks and Rules of the Nigeria Premier football League, in that on Sunday 9 June 2024, in the course of Match Day 35 Fixture: Rangers Int’l FC vs. Enyimba Int’l FC, you refused to continue with the match in protest against the penalty awarded in favour of your opponents, and act that goes against the principles of fair play, sportsmanship, the league rules, and, is capable of bringing the game to disrepute.

“You are in breach of Rule B13.24 of the Frameworks and Rules of the Nigeria Premier football League, in that on Sunday 9 June 2024, in the course of Match Day 35 Fixture: Rangers Int’l FC vs. Enyimba Int’l FC, you caused the disruption and discontinuation of the match.”

“A fine of Five Million Naira only (N5,000,000) for disrupting a live broadcast. A fine of One Million Naira only (N1,000,000) for throwing of objects unto the field of play.

“A fine of One Million Naira only (N1,000,000) for encroachment unto the field of play. An order forfeiting 3 points and 3 goals in favour of your opponent refusing to allow the penalty awarded in favour of your opponents to be taken, thereby disrupting the match and bringing the game to disrepute.

“A fine of Two Million Naira only (N2,000,000) for causing the disruption and discontinuation of the match.”

“Any such election must be in writing addressed to the undersigned at the office of the NPFL. Should you submit to the summary jurisdiction and the prescribed sanctions, kindly note that the fines therein are to be paid within 7 working days.

“Note that in accordance with Rule E1, where an appeal or election to be dealt with by a disciplinary panel fails or is found to have been frivolous, such party may be liable to such additional sanction(s) as may be deemed fit in the circumstances.”

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