NNL heaps fine on Malantaarki Care, suspends officials

The Nigeria National League (NNL) has taken the decision to fine Mailantarki Care Football Club the sum of N1million for breaching prescribed provision of the rules and regulations guiding the current season.

A press statement by the league body on Saturday said official report indicted fans and supporters of Mailantarki Care in an unsavory incident on matchday six involving Adamawa United at the Pantami International Stadium, Gombe.

The statement said, “The Conference D encounter it was reported saw the supporters of the Abuja-based Mailantarki Care harass and intimidate the match officials.

“Mailantarki Care encroached inside the pitch and harassed the match arbiters even as their supporters hauled missiles at them.

“A development which is contrary to the provisions of articles 16.1,16.4 and 27.1.3 of NNL frameworks.

“Chief Operating Officer of the Most Important League in the country,who serious frowned at the development, says the NNL is adamant to its zero tolerance campaign and warned the club that stiffer sanctions will be meted out if such repeats itself.

“Mailantarki Care are to pay the fine on or before their next game on the 6 of January, 2024.

“Subsequently, Chief Coach of Mailantarki Care, Sulaiman Usman, Club Secretary Adamu Usman and Club Coordinator Auwal Kamuwa were handed a two months ban from NNL activities for spreading attacks on the officials.”