Nigeria: LMC Sanctions Dakkada FC, Coach, Match Officials

The organisers of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) also fined Dakkada FC a total sum of N3.5 million.

The League Management Company (LMC) has announced the immediate expulsion of Sunday Etefia, the Assistant Coach of Dakkada Football Club of Uyo.

In a statement released on Wednesday in Abuja, the LMC disclosed that this was after it concluded a preliminary investigation into the case of an assault on an assistant referee.

The organisers of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) also fined Dakkada FC a total sum of N3.5 million.

It further ordered the club to play their next three home matches at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin.

The sanctions were for the club’s breach of Rules B13.52 and C9 following incidents recorded during their Match Day 4 fixture against visiting Remo Stars of Ikenne on Sunday.

The LMC also recommended a review of the performance of the match’s officials, including the Match Commissioner, N. Anyanwu.

This was for her failure to duly report the incident of assault on the Assistant Referee Two, Sani Baba.

The league organisers noted that “curiously, the Match Commissioner identified the perpetrator as a fan whereas he was a club official.”

Also recommended for a performance review is the Match Referee, Mathew Tanimu, from Plateau.

This was for his match management and failure to timely submit the match report, given the serious incident.