- Plateau United has been charged for breaching the framework and rules of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
- This happened during their Matchday 1 fixture against FC IfeanyiUbah that ended in a goalless draw in Jos on Sunday.
The Jos based club during its home match failed to provide adequate security for match officials. This lead to some of its supporters and unidentified persons assaulting the referees after the match.
In a statement released by the League Management Company,LMC yesterday, Plateau United further breached the rules. when some of its supporters threw objects and projectiles at the match officials. As they attempted to leave the pitch after the game.
According to the statement, some of Jos club supporters encroached into the field of play after the match. There by breaching the league’s framework & rules
“They failed to comply with fair play and sportsmanship principles. As some of its officials assaulted the referees in a manner capable of bringing the league into disrepute.”
“A fine of N1m for failing to provide adequate security has been imposed on Plateau United. Plateau United will also pay N1m being N250,000 each to the assaulted match officials as compensation. Plus any additional expenses for their treatment”.
“They will also pay N1m each for throwing objects onto the field of play, encroachment after the match. And bringing the league into disrepute and will play its next 3 home matches at the Ilorin Township Stadium”.
“Plateau United shall forfeit 3 points from their accrued points should they breach similar league rules in any match this season. And also required within 7 days to identify, ensure the apprehension and prosecution by security agencies of Attahiru Babayo. Who was named by the match officials for leading the assault.”
“Failure to prosecute Babayo will lead to Plateau United paying a fine of N25,000 per day. Until the culprits are brought to book.’’