By Pat Muo
Enugu Rangers International received a stern warning last week from the League Management Company (LMC) on the conduct of its supporters at league matches. The caution followed recorded incidents of match disruptions by the Enugu premiership club.
The Flying Antelopes were accused of causing a long delay at Owerri when it played as guests of Heartland Football Club at the Dan Anyiam Stadium Complex.
Rangers’ supporters were adjudged “indisciplined” in that encounter following disturbances by the fans during match.
The LMC said it would no longer entertain crowd disturbances by the teams fans and supporters during the remaining fixtures of the Glo Premier League.
Also warned to retrain from further disruption of league games are the supporters of Sunshine Football Club of Akure, Ifeanyi Ubah FC and Kano Pillars of Kano.
To underscore the seriousness attached to this warning, the LMC, whose letter was signed by its chairman, Alhaji Shehu Dikko, warned the three clubs that further disruption of matches by any of their supporters would attract severe sanctions that may include legal prosecution in a law court.
The LMC cited an incident involving a Kano Pillars’ supporter who was arrested during a league game at the Sani Abacha Stadium complex in Kano and comprehensively jailed for disrupting a Glo premiership league encounter.
The league body advised that it would toe a similar line of action if any supporter misbehaved in a professional league match.