Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah banned and fined by LMC….

The League Management Company (LMC) that handles Nigerian Premier League has handed a 10-match suspension and imposed a N2.5m fine on  the proprietor of FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah. Dr. Ubah was santioned for encroaching the field of play and assaulting Heartland goalkeeper, Ebele Obi (elder brother to the Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi), during his side’s week 8 Nigeria Premier League fixture against the Naze Millionaires. According to a video circulating social media, the owner of the Ifeanyi Ubah FC was seen landing a slap on the Heartland goalkeeper after the latter punched a referee during an NPFL match between the two clubs. Four of the 10-match ban is suspended for a probationary period till the end of the season. Ubah is also expected to offer a letter of apology and an undertaking to be a good ambassador of the Nigeria Professional Football League. The LMC further bans all self-procured security operatives other than those sanctioned by the league body from all match venues henceforth. The business mogul has up till 5pm on Saturday to appeal the decision if he objects to the ruling. His club was earlier fined N500,000 for their failure to ensure adequate security, crowd control and access to authorized persons to restricted areas at the venue of their clash against Heartland.

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