NPFL24: Sporting Lagos Handed N1m Fine, Warning Over Unruly Fans


Sporting Lagos have been handed a N1 million fine by the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) after their supporters threw objects into the pitch during a league game.

The incident occurred in Sporting Lagos game against Heartland FC on Sunday, in the MatchDay 9 fixture of the 2023/2024 NPFL season.

While the league organizers warned that any recurrence would lead to stiffer penalties, they were given 48 hours from the date of the notice to appeal.

The notice reads: “Sporting Lagos have been charged for breaching the Framework & Rules of #NPFL24 in the course of their match with Heartland last Sunday. The Lagos club breached rules after their supporters threw objects onto the pitch during the match.

“Sporting Lagos has been fined N1 million for failing to provide adequate security & are directed to pay the fine within 14 days to avoid further sanctions.

“The club has been ordered to implement an effective matchday security arrangement & organize a reorientation program for their supporters.

“Sporting Lagos has 48 hours from the date of this notice of sanctions to appeal. Sporting Lagos have been warned that any recurrence of the offense will lead to stiffer sanctions.”