LMC hammer falls on Rangers, FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Sunshine stars' coach
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LMC hammer falls on Rangers, FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Sunshine stars' coach

Rangers International has been fined a total of N2.5m for breaches of Rule B13.52.1, B13.52.2 and B8.21 of the Nigeria Professional Football League during their MatchDay 14 fixture against Katsina United.

The LMC in a Summary Jurisdiction notice charged the club for failure to ensure adequate and effective crowd control as spectators gained access to restricted area such as the running tracks in breach of Rule B13.52.1. The club also fell short of other security procedures.

Also FC Ifeanyiubah has been charged by the LMC for breach of Rule B8.21 on MatchDay 13 in their home fixture against Plateau United.

FC Ifeanyiubah was charged for failing to provide adequate security for match officials who were threatened on their way to the dressing room at half time by the club's supporters wielding dangerous objects.

In exercise of Summary Jurisdiction, the LMC fined the club a total of N2,250,000. N1m each for the two charges of failure to ensure adequate security for the match officials and N250,000 as compensation to the match referee for assault pursuant to Rule C12.

FC Ifeanyiubah has 48 hours to communicate in writing, acceptance of the decision or elect to appear before a panel.

Meanwhile, Kayode Julius, a coach with Sunshine Stars has been charged for breach of Code of Conduct (appendix E) of the NPFL Framework and Rules in the course of the rescheduled MatchDay 2 fixture between his club and Lobi Stars

The League Management Company has suspended Sunshine Stars Coach, Kayode Julius from all NPFL match venues and activities for one year.