The League Management Council, LMC, on Monday morning confirmed that Pillars have been punished for failing to offer enough security” resulting in the breakdown of regulation and order and destruction of property.
“Kano Pillars have been charged for breaching the NPFL Framework & Rules of their Matchday 23 sport vs Katsina Utd on the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano,” LMC mentioned in a press release on its official Social media account.
“The membership breached the league rules when a few of their supporters threw objects onto the pitch thereby resulting in the disruption of the sport.”
“Kano Pillars failed to offer enough security for the sport which led to a breakdown of regulation and order on the Sani Abacha Stadium.”
“Kano Pillars have been fined N1 million for the throwing of objects onto the pitch by their supporters. The membership will even pay a effective of N5million for encroachment of the pitch by their supporters resulting in the discontinuation of the match.”
“For failing to offer enough security, Pillars pays a fine of N1 million & pays one other N1 million fine for permitting unauthorized individuals entry to restricted areas.”
“The club are additional fined N1 million for the unsporting behaviour of their supporters.”
“Kano Pillars will even be accountable for the restore and/or substitute of the broken bus of Katsina Utd in addition to licensed belongings (of players & officials of the away team) both broken or lost in the bus.”
“Kano Pillars supporters have additionally been suspended indefinitely from league matches & the membership will guarantee full compliance with this order.”
This punishment comes on account of the violence unleashed on fellow NPFL side Katsina United throughout their latest assembly within the league.
Katsina have been visitors at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano, the place they shared the spoils with Pillars after a goalless draw on matchday 23.
Dissatisfied and miffed by the consequence, Pillars followers invaded the pitch and attacked Katsina United gamers, whereas destroying the workforce’s bus past.
What this implies for Pillars
With this growth, Pillars have now discovered themselves in relegation waters in what’s the enterprise finish of the season.
Pillars have dropped from thirteenth to sixteenth on the NPFL, which implies they’ve joined Lobi Stars and MFM on 23 factors after they have been deducted three factors.
Pillars will play their residence video games on impartial floor and with out their followers for the remainder of the season.
The membership has been given 21 days to pay all of the fines and restore the broken Katsina United workforce bus.
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