Monday, August 09, 2010

Pillars’ goalie, official earn lengthy suspensions

The Nigeria Premier League has decided to come hard on Kano Pillars over its behaviour in the last match in the Super Four tournament against Enyimba in Ijebu Ode.
According to a release by the Acting Executive Secretary of NPL, Tunji Babalola, the punishment will act as a deterrent to other clubs on how to conduct themselves in every match.
“The Kano Pillars official, Ali Adamu is hereby suspended from all NPL activities for three years for jumping out of the substitute bench to attack the referee and assistant referee in the match against Enyimba during the Super Four.
“Sani Haliru, who was in goal for the Kano side, is also suspended from football for six months for his acts that are not good for the game.
“Kano Pillars will have to pay a fine of N500,000 before they are registered for next season. The team will also be warned to make sure their officials conform to the rules of the game or face further sanctions.
“The vision of the new board of NPL to stop every act that will not help improve the game in the country and no stone will be left unturned to make sure that sanity prevails in the Premier League,” Babalola said.

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