The disciplinary hammer of the Nasarawa State Football Association (FA) has fallen on some players, a coach and some fans in the football community in the State.
Details of this were contained in a statement signed by the Chairman of the disciplinary committee of the FA,…
The statement which was directed to all the clubs participating in the Nasarawa State FA 2019/2020 Bet9ja Premier League, said the disciplinary measures were necessary to maintain discipline in the ongoing competition.
A total of five clubs were affected by the disciplinary measures. These are Traffic Challengers FC, Keana Selected FC and Eleven Brothers FC. Others are AYD Feeders FC and Agyaragu United FC.
The disciplinary committee handed an indefinite ban to the management, coaches and players of the Traffic Challengers FC of Wamba. According to the statement, they will not be allowed to participate in any football-related event organized by the NFF, the state FA and even to the local level for failing to honour three consecutive games contravening the rules guiding the Nasarawa State FA Premier League.
For their own punishment, Keana Selected FC has been fined N5,000 for the unruly behaviour of their fans and N5,000 for violent conduct on an Ogene FC player whose shirt was even torn by the Keana Selected FC players. The club is also to forfeit their matchday 8 fixture as 3 goals and 3 points have been awarded to their opponents in the fixture, Ogene FC.
Also, Coach Aliyu Ozegya of Keana Selected FC was handed a 3-game suspension as well as a fine of N3,000 for failing to control their fans who disrupted the game while it was still on. He is to stay away from all match venues for the duration of the suspension.
Casillas Daniel of Eleven Brothers FC has been banned indefinitely from all events organized by the NFF, State FA and even at the local level for assaulting the referee. The club are also to pay a fine of N5,000 for that violent conduct.
Coach Nyam Para of AYD Feeders FC was suspended for the rest of the season for instigating his player, Liman Jibrin (Bala) to slap an opponent. The player, Liman Jibrin (Bala) also received the same punishment as his coach while the club AYD Feeders FC are to pay N5,000 as the cost of treatment for the affected Winda Force FC player.
For their punishment, Agyaragu United FC were fined N5,000 for violent conduct towards the referee and N3,000 for the gross misconduct of their fans.
According to the statement, all punishments take effect immediately as all fines should be paid on or before Matchday Nine (Tuesday January 21, 2020).