The Nigeria Professional Football League has penalised Plateau United FC after reported crowd violence against FC Ifeanyi Ubah in Jos last Sunday.
Plateau has been ordered to play its next three home fixtures at the Ilorin Township Stadium and also fined a total of N5 million for breaches of the Framework and Rules of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
“Plateau United was found in breach of four rules of the NPFL ranging from failure to provide adequate security, assault on match officials, throwing objects onto the field of play, encroachment on the field of play and conduct capable of bringing the league to disrepute. The rules include B8.21, B13.1 and, C1.1,” said a letter sent by the League Management Committee.
“Plateau United supporters were also found to have thrown objects and projectiles at the match officials as they left the field of play in violation of Rule B13.18 of the Framework and Rules. The Club was also charged under Rule B13.18 for encroachment on the field of play by their supporters.
“You are in breach of Rule C1.1 of the Framework and Rules of the Nigeria Professional League Football League, in that on Sunday, 13th January, 2019, immediately after your Match Day 1 Fixture: Plateau United FC vs. FC Ifeanyi Ubah, some of your designated officials assaulted the Referees, thereby failing to comply with the principles of fair play, sportsmanship and behaving in a manner capable of bringing the League into disrepute,” read the last charge.
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