Katsina United are facing sanctions from the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) for violating newly set dress code for players and staff.
During their recent match against Sporting Lagos, a player from the club was seen wearing a jersey with a handwritten number, prompting the disciplinary action by the NPFL against Katsina United.
The league officials are also tempted to report the match officials to the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) for allowing the player to participate in the game.
Davidson Owumi, the Chief Operating Officer of the NPFL, emphasized the league’s commitment to maintaining integrity and applying sanctions when rules are breached.
“While we cannot stop any club or individual from certain behaviours, we definitely would not condone such misconduct and would always apply sanctions to serve as deterrence.”
Katsina United are charged with breaching Rule B9.7 for the inappropriate dressing. Additionally, the club is accused of violating Rule C9 by failing to ensure the proper conduct of its officials, leading to an incident where the kit manager harassed an assistant referee.
As a result, Katsina United has been ordered to pay ₦1 million for their actions, and the Kits Manager, Masudu Lawal, received a one-year ban from all NPFL activities for improper conduct.