FC Ifeanyi Ubah Apologises, Accepts Fine By LMC For Abandoning Match

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The League Management Company in a letter on Monday 16th of January stated some disciplinary measures
against Anambra Warriors FC Ifeanyi Ubah for abandoning their match against
Kano Pillars FC on the 14th of January in protest against the poor
decision of the referee M/s Folunsho Ajayi who cancelled their goal that would
have been an equalizer.
The
disciplinary actions includes deduction of points and imposition of fines in a
tune of Nine million naira (N9,000,000). 

The
decision by LMC has generated different reaction from the fans of the Anambra
based club. Some of the fans voiced out their frustration and dissatisfaction
why speaking to MEDIA PARROT NG describing the fines as meandrous
and siting instance where clubs with similar violations were given
treated with levity;
“Kano
pillars boycotted their game last season, fined about N1.5m even after they
abused they referee o.
Crown walked out last
season in Federation Cup; fined 500k
Heatland
beat up our fans and destroyed four buses of ours; fined N7.5m for everything.
  
But now we walk out, no
abuse, no violence, nothing nothing and we get fined N9m and on the verge of
dropping about 9 points.”
This is outrageous
screamed Oluchi Prisca FC Ifeanyi Ubah fan. 
However the management
of FC Ifeanyi Ubah through the chairman have replied the management of League
Management Company and Nigeria
Football Federation in a letter released today 17th January, the letter
stated the club’s resolve to pay the fine and remain supportive to football
constituted authorities.
The statement read:

“In total
submission to the jurisdiction of sporting authorities in Nigeria and with
total commitment to the growth of the Nigeria Professional Football League, we
hereby accept the sanctions imposed on us as contained in the League Management
Company’s letter dated 16th January, 2017 and will not be lodging any form of
appeal against the decision of the LMC. We pledge to abide by same and submit
totally to the summary jurisdiction of the LMC.
 
May we use this opportunity to once more, tender our unreserved apology to the
League Management Company and Nigeria Football Federation for the events that
culminated in the abandonment of the match between Kano Pillars and FC Ifeanyi
Ubah on the 14th of January, 2017 at the Sani Abacha Stadium. As earlier
stated, we have taken appropriate disciplinary actions against those
responsible for the unfortunate event. We regret any inconvenience caused by
our actions and commit to abide by the Framework and Rules of the Nigeria
Professional Football League.”


FC Ifeanyi Ubah will host MFM on Wednesday 18th of January, 2017 at the Ifeanyi
Ubah International Stadium, Nnewi by 4PM as they aim to kickstart their season
with a home win.
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