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FOOTBALL: NFF To Sanction Clubs Over Assault On Match Officials

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General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation NFF, Mohammed Sanusi, says the federation will apply severe punitive measures for clubs whose fans assault referees or other match officials in the leagues.

Speaking in Abuja Sanusi said that the federation would not tolerate any form of indiscipline on the part of clubs’ supporters.

Sanusi, who spoke against the background of the 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) which got underway last weekend, warned clubs to caution their fans against engaging in acts of indiscipline.

He described football as a game of love and capable of uniting the people, adding that any form of violence was unacceptable and would be viewed with all seriousness.

The federation general secretary who called on referees and other match officials to be focused and always be on top of their game assured them of protection and support

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