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NPFL fines 3SC, bans club official for urinating on pitch

THE Nigeria Premier Football League has punished Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan for the indiscretion of one of the club’s officials.

The league fined the club N500,000 and banned the offending official for one year from all NPFL-related activities.

The official, 3SC’s camp commandant Auwal Muhammed, was caught on camera urinating at the centre circle of the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan before kick-off of the NPFL fixture against Akwa United on Sunday.

The picture went viral on social media and the NPFL took action today to sanction the club and the erring official.

The club was fined for failing to control their employee, who brought the game into disrepute.

In their communication with 3SC, the NPFL referred to what Muhammed did as ‘a despicable act’ and cited the flouting of Rule C9 of the league’s legal framework.

The club was also warned against such acts in the future and given 48 hours to appeal if they want to explore that option.

In spite of the offensive action of Muhammed, which is believed to be some supernatural spell to ensure victory for the home side, 3SC were still unable to beat their visitors from Uyo.

3SC scored first in the encounter but Akwa United struck twice and the hosts had to come from behind to earn a 2-2 draw.

The Oluyole Warriors have struggled this season in the abridged campaign, garnering only 10 points from nine games. They are seventh in the 10-team Group A table, five points adrift of the play-off spots.

Akwa United are in third place, occupying the last play-off position.

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