Heartland Fined N3m, Relegated


*The Plateau team also fined N1m for unruly supporters
Heartland FC and Plateau United have been sanctioned for various infractions of the rules which happened during their Match-day 38 fixture last Sunday in Jos.

The League Management Company (LMC) following a review of reports and video of the match issued separate Summary Jurisdiction Notices to the clubs.

In the case against Heartland, the LMC charged the club for breach of B13.26 in that they failed to continue with a match. Heartland was fined N3,000,000 and a forfeiture of the three points and three goals which were awarded to Plateau United.

Players of Heartland abandoned their match against Plateau United on the 75th minute following a dispute with the match referee’s call. Scores were 1-1 at the time but the decision meant Heartland lost the match 3-0.

It also officially confirms the relegation of the Owerri-based club which also has the option of appearing before a commission within 48hours.

In the charge against Plateau United, their supporters were cited for throwing objects on to the field of play which led to delay in the start of the second half, an act considered a breach of Rule B13.18.
For the breach, the LMC fined Plateau United N1,000,000 and the club has 48hours to submit to the ruling or elect to appear before a commission.