NPFL: Kano Pillars fined N9 million, banished to Abuja

Written by on April 18, 2022

The League Management Company (LMC) has come down hard on Kano Pillars following the ugly scenes that ensued during their Nigeria Professional Football League Matchday 23 clash with Kastina United on Saturday.

Pillars, who were only returning to the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano for the first time in over a year, were held to a barren draw by Katsina United. The fans, angered by the result, turned to violence and damaged properties at the stadium including the bus of the visiting team.

Though Kano Pillars condemned the violent acts and blamed them on saboteurs, the LMC announced stiff punishments on the team.

The LMC slammed a total of N9 million fine on Pillars and banished the club from Kano to Abuja for their home games.

The Sani Abacha stadium has also been banned from hosting NPFL games while Pillars were mandated to repair the vandalised Katsina United team bus.

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