BY MONICA IHEAKAM
The Nigeria Football Federation Disciplinary Committee has slammed a N4m fine on Rangers International of Enugu.
This heavy punishment is coming barely three weeks after the League Management Company (LMC), fined the Nigeria Professional Football League champions N2.7m.
The committee , which sat in Abuja yesterday, came down heavily on the Flying Antelopes for crowd disturbance and misconduct during a league match against Abia Warriors on January 21, 2016.
The committee after considerations of the available facts contained in a written submission by Match Commissioner and Refreee’s reports, concluded that Rangers should pay the sum of N750,000 for their failure to ensure restriction of unauthorized persons from restricted areas.
“That for encroachment and throwing of objects towards the field of play at the end of the match by the fans and supporters of Rangers FC, in breach of Rule B13.18, Rangers shall pay a fine of N1m
For conducts capable of bringing the League to disrepute attempted assault at hauling of missiles at the match officials, Rangers International shall pay a fine of Five Hundred Thousand Naira only (N500,000.00);
In pursuant to Rule C12, that Rangers shall pay a fine of N500,000, being compensation of N250,000 each to the injured Match Commissioner and Mobile Police Officer.
The Committee further fined Rangers the sum of N1m, being cost for the Committee sitting in line with Rule E1 which states that “where an appeal or election for hearing pursuant to a notice in form 16 fails or is found to have been frivolous, such party may be liable to such additional sanction as deemed fit in the circumstances”.