The League Management Company (LMC) has fined Niger Tornadoes N1m for crowd violence during a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) time with Bendel Insurance.
This was revealed by the LMC in a tweet on its handle where it said fans of the Minna team threw objects onto the pitch and the technical area during their goalless draw against Insurance.
“Niger Tornadoes has been charged for breaching the Framework & Rules of the #NPFL during its Matchday 5 fixture vs Bendel Insurance,” the tweet noted.
“Some Tornadoes supporters threw objects including water sachets onto the pitch & the technical area.
“Tornadoes has been fined N1 million for the acts of its supporters who threw objects onto the pitch & the technical area.”
“A suspended order for Tornadoes to play its subsequent home matches behind closed door, which order is suspended for the probationary period of the rest of the season.”
The club have 48 hours to appeal the sanctions or elect to be dealt with by a commission.