NFF fines Enyimba, Lobi Stars

The disciplinary committee of the Nigeria Football Federation have fined Enyimba N500,000 and directed the Nigeria Professional Football League champions to formally apologise to the management of Warri Wolves following the attack on the General Manager of Wolves Moses Etu by three Enyimba players during their league clash in Umuahia, reports
The management of Lobi Stars have also been handed a N2m fine for the unruly behaviour of their fans and officials during and after their week 18 clash against Nasarawa United.
Etu was verbally attacked by three Enyimba players, Joseph Osadiaye, Abu Azeez and Ikechukwu Ibenegbu before the start of the game.
The NFF disciplinary committee in a letter to the management of the club said it is aware of Enyimba’s efforts to reprimand the players through fines, but mandated the Aba giants to pay N500,000 to the LMC instead of the initial N750,000 they were earlier ordered to pay by the LMC.
The committee also upheld LMC’s decision to sanction Lobi Stars for fans disorderliness in their match day 18 fixture against Nasarawa United.
Lobi were also charged for the behaviour of their officials and supporters capable of bringing the game to disrepute.
The Makurdi-based club will pay a fine of N500,000 for throwing objects on to the field of play and for interrupting the game.
For encroachment on to the field of play immediately after the match versus Nasarawa United, Lobi will pay a fine of N500,000.
The club has also been fined N1m for general acts of disorderliness and misconduct during the game against Nasarawa United.


Aisha JM