Monday, 4 April 2016

Ifeanyi Ubah Apologise for Slapping Mikel Obi's Elder Brother, Ebele, Admitting He Regrets His Actions

The League Management Company (LMC) on Sunday in Abuja said it had closed all recent cases of indiscipline before it.
Announcing the receipt of the acceptance notices and apologies from all concerned parties, LMC Chairman Shehu Dikko remarked that the sanctions were not meant to be punitive but correctional.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Heartland FC of Owerri, FC IfeanyiUbah of Nnewi, Plateau United FC of Jos and Sunshine Stars of Akure were the clubs sanctioned.

Individuals sanctioned include the Proprietor of FC IfeanyiUbah, Ifeanyi Ubah, Heartland’s goalkeeper Ebele Obi and the Media Officer of Rangers International, Forster Chime who was fined for comments disparaging a referee.

LMC, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said Ubah, in a letter dated April 2 and addressed to the LMC Chief Operating Officer, Salihu Abubakar, had apologised.

It said Ubah, in a letter accepting to submit to LMC’s summary jurisdiction, pledged not to appeal the decision and offered an unconditional apology to all stakeholders.

``He said his actions were due to his overriding passion for the NPFL and its development.

``He explained in the letter that he was moved to intervene by the actions of Heartland players towards the referee after the match with FC IfeanyiUbah in Nnewi, an action which led to some over reaction that he regrets.

LMC said FC IfeanyiUbah also wrote separately to accept the N500,000 fine imposed on it for not ensuring adequate security immediately after the Match Day 8 fixture in Nnewi against Heartland.

Also, Heartland had earlier in accepting LMC decision pleaded for a reduction of their N750,000 fine and leniency for goalkeeper Ebele Obi who was banned for six matches.


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