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Nigerian referee Joseph Ogabor banned for one year

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has banned Nigerian referee Joseph Ogabor for a year for “attempted match manipulation”.

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has banned Nigerian referee Joseph Ogabor for a year for “attempted match manipulation”.

Plateau United were also ‘”cautioned to refrain from the practice of hospitality gifts which tend to create wrong impression.”

NNL kicks off this weekend with Lagos Derby as star match.

After so many postponements and adding of a great number of new teams the Nigeria National League (NNL) will kick off this weekend with the standout fixture being the Lagos Derby between Ikorodu United and Stationary Stores.

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LMC Fine MFM, Plateau United Over Misconduct

MFM and Plateau United have been fined N3 million and N1 million respectively for different offenses committed in recent NPFL matches.

The League Management Company have fined MFM FC the sum N3m for breaching the league framework and rules in their Nigeria Professional Football League match day 18 encounter against River United.

MFM were fined N1m for their fans’ encroachment onto the field of play immediately after the match, and will also pay N1m for failing to provide adequate and effective crowd control in the course of the game.

In addition to that MFM will also pay N1m for failing to control and ensure proper conduct of their officials during the game.

As for League champions Plateau United the LMC has given them a fine of N1m for issuing public statements capable of bringing the league to disrepute following the post match incidents that occured in their match day 18 encounter against Heartland at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri.

Both clubs have 48 hours to respond in writing to submit to the decisions or elect to appear before the NFF Disciplinary Committee.

The LMC in an earlier decision fined Heartland N 6.25m and docked the Naze Millionaires three points for various offences in the game against Plateau United.

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