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Pillars eat ‘humble pie’, accept to pay N7.5m LMC sanction

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Kano Pillars, have accepted to pay the sum of N7.5 million sanction handed out to them by the League Management Company, LMC, for violation of rules guiding the domestic league.

LMC had on Monday, slammed the four time NPFL champions with a fine of N7.5m for breaching rules in relation to Covid-19 protocols and encroachment of field of play by fans.

A break down of the figure shows that Pillars were fined N5m for violating the Covid-19 protocols and an additional N2.5m for fans encroachment onto the field of play. 

Pillars also have a three point suspended sanction hanging on them as part of their punishment if such incident occurs again in the season.  

On Tuesday, LMC confimed that Pillars have accepted responsibility for the infractions and tendered an apology.

“Kano Pillars have responded to the charges brought against them for breaching the Framework & Rules of the NPFL during their match day 27 fixture vs Akwa Utd at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on Sunday, June 13, 2021.

“The club have tendered an unreserved apology and also accepted blame for the infraction,” LMC said.

Kano Pillars are second on the league standing after they drew blank against visiting Akwa United when the match which was abandoned on Sunday as a result of the violence was concluded Monday morning.

They have 49 points, one less than their opponents, Akwa United who occupy the first position with 50 points from 27 matches.

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