The League Management Company (LMC) has sanctioned three topflight teams for the untoward behaviour of their supporters after recent league matches.
Niger Tornadoes, Plateau United and El Kanemi Warriors had incurred the wrath of the LMC over the unruly behaviour of their fans in recent games.
The league organisers had also warned the clubs to keep the excesses of their fans in check or risk playing the rest of their home games behind closed doors.
“Niger Tornadoes have been charged for breaching the framework and rules of the NPFL during their Match-day 5 fixture with Bendel Insurance,” the LMC media press release stated.
“Some Tornadoes supporters threw objects, including water sachets onto the pitch and the technical area. Tornadoes have been fined N1 million for the acts of their supporters, who threw objects onto the pitch and the technical area.
“A suspended order for Tornadoes to play their subsequently home matches behind closed doors, which order is suspended for the probationary period of the rest of the season. Tornadoes have 48 hours to appeal the sanctions or elect to be dealt with by a commission.
“El Kanemi Warriors have been charged for breaching NPFL framework and rules during their Match-day Four game with Nasarawa United. “Some the El Kanemi supporters encroached onto the pitch immediately after the game with Nasarawa United. El Kanemi have been fined N1 million for encroachment immediately after the match.
“El Kanemi have been handed a suspended order to play their subsequent home games behind closed doors, which order is suspended for the probationary period of the remainder of the season. El Kanemi has 48 hours from the date of notice to appeal the sanctions.