Niger Tornadoes have been charged for breaching NPFL22 framework & rules during the course of their Matchday 30 fixture vs Lobi Stars at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, Abbeylivenetwork.com reports.
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.
Lobi Stars executive vice chairman Dominic Iorfa has been charged for breaching the dress code directive of NPFL22 framework & rules. He has been fined N250,000.
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.