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NNL hit Bendel Insurance with N1 million fine over violence

Nigeria National League NNL

Bendel Insurance of Benin have gone foul against the law and have been fined N1,000,000 by the Nigeria National League following the encroachment and assault of match officials by its supporters on matchday 2 of the ongoing NNL Super 8 in Enugu.

It will be noted that the supporters of the Insurance assaulted match officials at the end of regulation time in the match against Ekiti United on Friday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.

In a statement signed by the head of media and communications, Amar Ignis, the ‘Arsenal of Benin’ as they are fondly called are to pay the fine within 12 hours and also to fish out the fans that attacked the match officials after the match.

“In addition, Bendel Insurance FC is to identify their supporters that played a major role in the assault of match officials at the end of the match against Ekiti United FC, failure of which will compel the League to ban all Bendel Insurance FC supporters from entering the stadium in their last group match in the ongoing Super8 competition,” the statement reads.

The sanction on Bendel Insurance FC is in line with articles 26.1, 26.2, 16.2 and 22.17 of the NNL rule book for bringing the super 8 tournaments to disrepute.

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