North-West Derby: Kastina Utd And Kano Pillars Cower As The LMC Is Set To Drop Its Hammer Of Discipline
By Iwedi Ojinmah 1 month ago
The League Management Company's Investigative team is still trying to separate fact from fiction and present its report to the Disciplinary committee according to reports from Abuja and Kastina.
Awareness Sports had earlier reported the violent melee between supporters of Kastina United and the Kano Pillars after the matchday 15 NPFL encounter. in Katsina between Katsina United and Kano Pillars. [For that report click here ]
The Investigative team is now compiling information from both the security agencies at the stadium, the match officials, as well as neutral observers which it will hand over for subsequent punitive measures on all guilty in causing and being involved in the fracas.
Also waiting to be tabulated are the medical reports of the three persons reportedly injured during the confrontation and whose photos were splashed all over Social Media
The LMC is also saddled with the additional burden that both teams are pointing accusing fingers at each other and it must now determine what is actually true and what is an obvious damage control effort.
There is no doubt that the LMC is always happy to see the emergence of new rivalries as is the case in the new North-West derby but it is determined not to allow intertribal quarrels to be settled on the pitch of play which seems to be the case here.
It is also bent on quashing the provision of false information by team officials to the LMC as well as the general public, especially so on Social Media.
While there is no doubt that the hammer of discipline will fall on the offender, Nigerian football fans who are tired of these repeated incidents of violence are hoping that it falls with the full thud of a very stern punishment and not just a slap on the wrist.
With the league still struggling to get sponsors and their games on TV, it is imperative that such detrimental acts are shown the door with extreme prejudice and everybody should know this by now and be fully on board.
Awareness Sports has reporters both in Kastina and Abuja and will keep monitoring all developments in this sad sage and will provide updates on all or platforms as they unfold.