After five match days, the NPFL management has had to flex its muscles over the apparent neglect of its rules by Katsina United in their 3-2 home win against Sunshine Stars.
The Changi Boys secured a hard-fought win over the Owena Waves but contravened the Framework and rules of the league, making the managers of the NPFL wield the big stick.
Katsina United breaks NPFL rules
According to reports from the NPFL, Katsina Utd breached the Framework and rules of the league by failing to provide adequate security during their win over Sunshine Stars at the weekend.
The failure by Katsina United to provide adequate security as stipulated by the rules saw security personnel needing to shoot tear gas to prevent unruly fans from taking over the situation.
Katsina Utd have breached the Framework & Rules of the league during their match vs Sunshine Stars on Sunday (Oct 29) after failing to adequate security.#Thread
— NPFL (@NigeriaPFL) October 31, 2023
The NPFL punishes Katsina United
The latest reports suggest that the league governing body has fined the Changi Boys and placed a ban on their home stadium.
According to the NPFL, Katsina United will play their next home game at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium behind closed doors.
The league body also hit the Changi Boys with a one million naira (N1,000,000:00) fine for this infraction, and the league football governing body has stipulated Katsina United must pay the fine within 14 days or further and heavier sanctions will come against them.
The sanctions are supposed to serve as a deterrent to other teams.
Katsina United are the first team to be sanctioned by the league management body in the 2023/24 season.
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