NNL Suspend Two Edel FC Players, Fine Club N1.1m For Assaulting Match Referees

Aminu Yahaya and David Peters have been placed on an indefinite suspension for spearheading physical attack on referee Charwal Wilfred after the last group B4 of the Southern Conference of the Nigeria National League (NNL), at the Awka City Stadium, Anambra State.

The summary jurisdiction on the players was taken after NNL established the players action breached relevant portions of the rule book.

Edel FC lost 0-1 to Giant Brillars of Enugu in the encounter, a development that did not go down well with supporters and players of the team.

They accused the match officials of taking unfavorable decisions against them and the situation saw the referees beaten and in the process broke the head of the centre referee Mr. Charwal Wilfred of Delta referee Council.

NNL has equally directed Edel to produce and identify the fan sported in the viral video footage that broke the head of Charwal without delay, and went further to ban the supporters of Edel for all NNL activities.

Subsequently, Edel is to forfeit 3 points and 3 goals from their accrued points on the League table, this is a further stipulation of the NNL rules and regulations guiding the 2022/2023 season.

Moreso, Edel FC is to pay the sum of N1,100,000.00 ( One Million, one hundred thousand Naira) as fine for assaults and violence by supporters of Edel FC including the treatment of the injured referee.

The compliance and Disciplinary unit of NNL ended with a stern warning to Anambra Football Association and Edel FC to always ensure the provision of effective security at all times.

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