NPFL – Kwara United slammed N6m fine for Broadcast breach and False Information

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The Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) has fined Kwara United for providing false information which led to a fixture adjustment that disrupted the live television broadcast schedule of Matchday 31.

Kwara United’s Matchday 31 fixture against Akwa United was moved from Saturday, April 20 to Sunday, April 21, after citing a letter claiming that the state government had planned an event at the stadium.

The said planned event by the state government was later discovered to be false and the stadium hosted a lower league fixture.

The Ilorin based club was charged for breach of Rule C1.1 and B6.23, attracting a total fine of N6m.

The statement reads, “You are in breach of Rule C1.1 of the Frameworks and Rules of the Nigeria Premier football League, in that on Thursday 18 April 2024, prior to your Match Day 31 Fixture: Kwara United FC vs. Akwa United FC, you brought a late application for the rearrangement of the fixture outside of the prescribed time for making such applications, basing your application on a lie and relying on falsified documents, an act capable of bringing the game to disrepute”.


“You are in breach of Rule B6.23 of the Frameworks and Rules of the Nigeria Premier football League, in that on Thursday 18 April 2024, prior to your Match Day 31 Fixture: Kwara United FC vs. Akwa United FC, you disrupted the live broadcast of a game by making false claims about the unavailability of your home ground”.

A N1million fine was first imposed on Kwara United for misconduct while an extra N5million fine was for the disruption of a live broadcast.

The Harmony Boys has 48 hours from the date of the notice to appeal the verdict.

Any decision is to be made by Kwara United is communicated in writing to the NPFL while the club must pay the fine within seven working days should the decision not be contested.

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