NPFL hits Katsina United hard for serious negligence

NPFL hits Katsina United hard for serious negligence
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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.

The NPFL punishes Katsina United

Katsina United to play npfl matches behind closed doors
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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.

This article was most recently revised and updated 9 months ago

Chooka Izuegbuna is a Sports Journalist with 20 years of experience in print, TV and Radio. He has worked with some of the top media houses in Nigeria, including NTA Network, Channels TV, TVC, Silverbird TV and MITV. Chooka broke his sports reporting teeth with The Game Football Weekly in 2003 as a cartoonist and reporter. Chooka has a passion for football and has been a fan of Enugu Rangers (over 30 years) and Real Madrid (Since 1996).