Reprieve for Kano Pillars, Sunshine as LMC lifts ban on fans

Reprieve came for Kano Pillars and Sunshine Stars as the closed gate ban which prohibited the two clubs from admitting spectators was Wednesday, lifted by the League Management Company (LMC) which granted the two clubs two-match probation to test their security arrangement.

In separate letters communicating the decisions to the two clubs, the LMC said the stadium ban was lifted under probation following a review of the conditions set out in the original order that suspended the admission of spectators to their home matches. The LMC said that it would during the next two home matches of the two clubs, assess the level of compliance with the revised safety and security measures put in place by the clubs.

However, Sunshine Stars banishment away from Akure Township Stadium to Otunba Dipo Dina Stadium, Ijebu-Ode subsists as the LMC ruled that the Akure Township Stadium would only be admitted to host Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matches after confirming that the club has fully complied with the required measures.

Some of the conditions Kano Pillars was issued include provision of revised match day security plan, evidence of prosecution of complicit individuals and evidence of fans and supporters education workshops.

For both clubs, full and final decisions would be announced after the two matches they would host.

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