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Disrupted Derby Clash Awarded To Rangers, Fined ₦5m

Enyimba’s previously 15-goal difference has been reduced to 12, just one more than Remo Stars’ 11 goals.


Eyimba/Rangers Fight

 

The Nigeria Premier Football League has awarded Sunday’s inconclusive table-topping clash to Enugu Rangers, while Enyima was fined ₦10m in addition to losing the match.

The Nigeria Premier Football League said the game was awarded to Enugu Rangers, after players of Enyimba staged a walk-out in protest of the penalty given in stoppage time.

Enugu Rangers was also fined ₦5m over poor arrangement for the match, especially for over-ticketing, breach of stadium security and poor crowd control.

The league governing body also ordered Enyimba, to identify and produce the players namely Chibuike Nwaiwu (jersey No. 27), Eze Ekwutoziam (Jersey No. 6) and Elijah Akanni (Jersey No. 10) for investigation and appropriate sanctions.

With three points and three goals awarded to Enugu Rangers, the Flying Antelopes are now on 65 points and are now six points clear of second-placed Enyimba and third-placed Remo Stars.

As additional jeopardy for Enyimba who are tied on points, 59, with Remo Stars, their goal difference has now been narrowed.

Enyimba’s previously 15-goal difference has been reduced to 12, just one more than Remo Stars’ 11 goals.