Wednesday, 27 July 2016

LMC waive Agege Stadium ban for Lagos derby

Fans will be allowed to watch the Nigeria topflight game between Oga Boys and Olukoya Boys billed for the Sunday
The League Management Company has approved a one match waiver for the Agege  Stadium ahead Sunday’s Nigeria Professional Football League cracker between MFM FC and Ikorodu United.
The venue was initially banned owing to fans trouble when the Olukoya Boys hosted Shooting Stars.
However, the league organisers have ignored the ban owing to the live broadcast of the Lagos derby.
“This decision has been taking in the exercise of its powers derived from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Rule Book and pursuant to taking any decisions the LMC to be in the overall good of the game,” the LMC stated.

“The live broadcast schedule of NPFL matches are decided far ahead of the dates and we can neither allow such a game played without fans to be broadcast nor disrupt the operations of our broadcast partners.”
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