LMC Down Niger Tornadoes With Two Points Deduction

The League Management Company, LMC has hit Niger Tornadoes with a 2 points deduction after breaching the Nigeria Professinal Football League (NPFL) framework & rules during the course of their Matchday 30 fixture vs Lobi Stars at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna.

The LMC on it facebook handle revealed that Tornadoes failed to provide adequate security for the match officials resulting in their harassment & intimidation & failed to ensure effective security at the venue leading to breakdown of law & order.

It was learnt that the referees were assaulted at halftime of the match in the wake of the infraction.

Tornadoes have been fined N1m each for failure to provide general security as well as for failure to prevent unauthorized persons access to restricted areas & for assault on match officials.

A fine of N500,000 has also been imposed on Tornadoes, being N250,000 each, to the centre referee & assistant referee 2.

An order of 2 points deduction has been imposed with immediate effect from the accrued points of Tornadoes due to repeated breaches of the league’s framework & rules.

The abandoned match, Tornadoes v Lobi, will be concluded under strict closed door situation (without fans) at the Kwara State Stadium, Ilorin on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 from 2:30pm with both teams bearing costs of completing the fixture.

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