Billionaire businessman, and owner of Ifeanyi Uba Football Club, Ifeanyi Ubah has been slammed with a 10-match ban for slapping a Heartland FC goalkeeper and brother Mikel Obi, Ebele Obi.
The League Management Company also fined him N2.5 million which was considered too mild by many sports watchers for the act they said is a disappointment for a man, who contested to govern a state.
The sanctions were slapped on him after video evidence emerged showing the billionaire, and some of his aides assaulting the goal keeper, who had to run from the field.
The regulator however said in a statement that Ubah can appeal against the ruling if he wants to.
The LMC said, “Chief Dr Ifeanyi Ubah, proprietor of FC Ifeanyi Ubah, is suspended from all NPFL match venues for the next 10 matches.
“He has now been fined N2.5m because LMC found him guilty of encroaching field of play & assaulting Heartland player Ebele Obi.
“The fabled billionaire is expected to offer a letter of apology and an undertaking to be a good ambassador of the NPFL.
“The LMC further bans all self- procured security services other than those sanctioned by the LMC from all NPFL match venues henceforth.”
“Four of the 10-match NPFL ban is suspended for a probationary period till the end of the season. “Ubah has up till 5pm on Saturday to appeal this decision if he objects the ruling,” the statement stated.
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