Crowd Disturbance: LMC Sanction Kano Pillars

Following crowd disturbance which marred Monday’s Super 6 encounter between Rangers International and Kano Pillars, the League Management Company has sanctioned the Pyramid City club with a fine of N8million while their captain Rabiu Alli has been banned for 12 matches.

Salihu Abubakar, LMC’s Chief Operating Officer said in a statement that the sanctions were as a result of crowd disturbances and harassment of match officials.

The misdemeanour was committed by Kano Pillars’ fans and players during and after one of Match Day 4 fixtures at the Nigeria Professional Football League Championship Playoffs at the Agege stadium in Lagos.

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Supporters and fans believed to belong to Kano Pillars had invaded the pitch, damaged perimeter fences and advertising panels.

They had also hauled objects at the VIP stands at the end of the fixture between Kano Pillars with the flying antelope which ended 1-1.

Meanwhile, in today’s final fixtures, Enyimba continued their good run and booked a CAF Champions League place after beating Akwa United 3-nil to maintain top spot on the log.

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Rangers International pipped FC IfeanyiUbah by 4goals to 2while Kano Pillars defeated Lobi Stars by a lone goal.

Enyimba top the log with 12points, followed by Kano Pillars on 11points, while Rangers leap frogged Akwa United to grab the 3rd and final continent spot with 8points.

Akwa finished on 4th with 6points, followed by Lobi Stars with 4points and FC IfeanyiUbah who recorded no single point.

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