Punishment has been handed down to Kano Pillars following the pitch invasion that resulted in their Nigeria Professional Football League top-2 clash against Akwa United being suspended on Sunday. A fine of 7.5 million Naira ($18,250) for the team from the Northern Region was determined by the League Management Company (LMC) and a suspended 3-point penalty will apply if the team fails to avoid any further violations. Pillars have also been banished from playing at the home venue of Sani Abacha Stadium and will be moved to play further home matches in neighboring Kaduna State.
Nigeria national team player Ahmed Musa, who returned to his first club Pillars on a short term deal for the remainder of the NPFL season to promote the domestic league, posted a long Instagram message imploring his team’s fans to behave and contribute to the growth of the NPFL beyond the past issues it has had. Click the link below from the Premium Times to read Musa’s message in full.