Osun United Banished To Ilorin For Breaking Covid -19 Procedures

Osun United will play their successive home matches at the Ilorin Township Stadium, in Kwara State, starting with the week six games against Ekiti United.

Nigeria National League took the summary jurisdiction to banish the Osogbo based club to Ilorin following established flagrant violation of Covid-19 protocols as directed by the Nigeria Football Federation, through the Nigeria National League, in their last home game at the Osogbo Township Stadium against Vandrezzer FC of Lagos.

Findings and evidences before the NNL showed that Osun United allowed enormous number of spectators into the stadium despite the strong standing Covid-19 and closed doors directives.

Osun United also enforced gate takings (ticket sales) of various dimensions for fans to enter the stadium.

Consequently, Osun United are to pay the sum of N 300,000.00 (Three hundred thousand naira, only) on or before their next home game.

NNL Chief Operating Officer, Emmanuel Adesanya told NNL Media & Communications team that the Osun United versus Vandrezzer FC tie of Saturday 6 March, 2021 has been declared a NO MATCH, therefore would be replayed at a neutral venue, with Osun United to bear the cost of indemnities of match officials.

Other punitive measures to Osun United for their distasteful acts are:

1. Replacement of damaged equipment of Vandrezzer fc during the encounter.

2. That Osun United and Osun Football Association should within three (3) days account to the NNL all monies collected from the gate takings at the said match.

3. Osun United and the Osun State Football Association, have been given seven (7) days to produce the supporters captured in the video evidence for further sanctions.

4. The President of Osun United Chief Ademola Adesina (Former Nigeria international) and the Secretary of Osun  State Football Association, Mr. Amao Abayomi alongside the identified culprits should unfailingly appear before the COMPLIANCE Unit of the Nigeria National League, on Tuesday 16 March,2021, at 11am prompt for further questioning.

The COO further stated that the safety of the football community remains the top priority of the present management of the Nigeria National League. As the league season continues the NNL will keep playing its part in caring for others, by ensuring the guidelines of Covid-19 are strictly followed. 

Emmanuel Adesanya finally, noted that club managers, coaches, players and everyone involved in the beautiful game of Football should learn to model healthy behaviors for the well-being of everyone before, on and off the pitch of play

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