The League Management Company (LMC), organisers of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL), have fined Nasarawa United the sum of N2m for breaching the Framework and Rules of the body during their Match Day 1 game against Plateau United.
Plateau United won the game 1-0, but referees in charge of the fixture received unsavoury treatment amid crowd trouble, that endangered their lives at the Lafia Township Stadium.
In a series of tweets, the LMC outlined Nasarawa United’s offences and listed their sanctions.
“Nasarawa United failed to ensure adequate security, crowd control and restriction of unauthorized persons from restricted areas during the game.
“Nasarawa United’s lack of crowd control & failure to restrict unauthorized persons from technical areas led to their supporters gaining unlawful access to the dressing room of the refs at half time.
“Furthermore, Nasarawa United’s failure to ensure adequate security, crowd control and restriction of unauthorized persons from restricted areas led to the attack and assault of match officials at half time and after the match.
“A fine of N1m has been imposed on Nasarawa United for failure to ensure adequate security and crowd control which violates #NPFL Framework and Rules
“Nasarawa United will also pay N1m, being compensation for assault on the match officials, that is N250,000 each to the referee, AR1, AR2 and 4th official (reserve ref).
“Nasarawa United have 48 hours to appeal the sanctions imposed or accept them,” the LMC tweeted from its official handle on Friday.