Enyimba FC are well on course for a record seventh Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title as the Aba side now lead the top of the table catch-ups.
The ‘People’s Elephant’ have benefited from a ruling by the Organsising and Disciplinary Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) that awarded them three points and three goals at the expense of Kano Pillars, following the botched Week 32 fixture in Kano.
Enyimba now sits at the top of the Glo Premier League log on 58 points, three more than second placed Bayelsa United with four rounds of matches left.
The NFF committee said video evidence established that fans of Kano Pillars encroached the pitch and disrupted the game for about ten minutes.
Kano Pillars have now been banished to Lokoja for their remaining home games of the season and fined N2 million.
The NFF disciplinary committee also awarded three points and three goals for Sunshine Stars against Shooting Stars after the Ibadan side abandoned a league match following alleged attack by fans at the Akure Township Stadium after the first-half.
3SC’s Gbolahan Salami received a N100,000 fine and was banned for the remaining four matches of the season for an altercation with the ball boy at the venue.
Sunshine were fined N350,000 for disrupting Shooting Stars’ video recording of the botched fixture, when the fans attacked the visitors’ cameraman, while they are to bear the cost involved in treating the injured cameraman.
The outgoing Sports Commissioner of Oyo State, Dapo Lam-Adesina, has been barred from all football activities for one year for instigating 3SC’s walk-out.