The League Management Company (LMC) has fined Remo Stars Football Club the total sum of N6m and also banished the club to play its next three Nigerian Professional Football League home matches in Oshogbo, Osun State after a crowd incidence during a home match against Bendel Insurance last Sunday.
The referee in charge Bethel Nwanesi was reportedly beaten mercilessly after the game which ended 1-1 at the Sagamu International stadium.
According to a statement issued by the LMC via their official website, Remo Stars Club Chairman, Kunle Soname was fined N1 million and banned from three NPFL matches. He was also sanctioned for granting a media interview in which he made comments that brought the league to disrepute.
The club has also been directed to within seven days ensure the apprehension and prosecution by the relevant security agencies of the persons identified as Akintan Yinka and ‘Zico’ who were reported to have led the assault on the Match Officials, as well as other persons who participated in the assault on Match Officials; upon failure of which a fine of N25, 000.00 (Twenty Five Thousand Naira only) per day shall accrue, until such time as the culprits are apprehended and charged to court.
This will be the second development on crowd violence at match venues after the LMC had placed a fine and Stadium ban on Plateau United for an identical situation which involved officials attacked by home supporters.
By Chineze Ogugua
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