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Rangers fined N5m after matchday mayhem vs Enyimba

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The Nigeria Premier Football League has handed down a N5 million nice to Rangers International FC for a number of infractions in the course of the Match Day 35 fixture towards Enyimba International FC, held on the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu on Sunday, June 9.

In a letter dated June 10, and issued to Rangers by the NPFL Chief Operating Officer, Davidson Owumi, the league outlined a number of breaches of its guidelines dedicated by Rangers in the course of the ill-fated encounter.

On Sunday, there was drama in Enugu in the course of the highly-anticipated recreation between Enugu Rangers and reigning champions Enyimba, as the sport was deserted deep into stoppage time on account of followers invasion.

With the sport nonetheless goalless in added time, centre referee John Ojeleye awarded the house aspect a penalty however the away followers had been stated to have invaded the pitch in protest, leaving the sport deserted.

Ruling its verdict on Monday, the letter famous that topping the listing of offences, Rangers was discovered to have violated Rule B15.24, because the membership over-ticketed the match, resulting in overcrowding on the stadium. This transgression alone drew a nice of N2m.

Furthermore, the membership was cited for failing to supply enough and efficient safety measures, contravening Rule B13.52. This lapse attracted a nice of N1m.

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Accordingly, Rangers additionally fell foul of Rule B13.52.1, failing to implement enough and efficient crowd management measures, leading to a further nice of N1m.

Also, the membership was deemed to have breached Rule B13.52 by failing to stop unauthorized individuals from getting access to restricted areas, resulting in an extra nice of N1m.

Consequently, the NPFL has imposed a complete nice of N5m on Rangers International FC for the assorted infractions.

In addition to the monetary penalties, the league has ordered Rangers to “implement a more effective crowd control mechanism in subsequent home games.”

Rangers have additional been given 48 hours to both undergo the abstract jurisdiction and the prescribed sanctions or elect to be handled by a disciplinary panel. Failure to conform or a frivolous attraction could end in extra sanctions, as per Rule E1 of the NPFL’s Frameworks and Rules.



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