Pillars were held to a scoreless stalemate by Katsina United, who were making their first visit to the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano in over a year. Enraged by the outcome, fans resorted to violence and vandalism to structure the stadium, including the visiting team’s bus.
Despite the fact that Kano Pillars condemned the violence and blamed it on saboteurs, the LMC announced harsh fines for the squad to the tune of a total of N9 million whilst moving their home games from Kano to Abuja.
THEWILL recalls that the LMC had relocated Pillars to the Mohammed Dikko Stadium in Katsina earlier in the season for similar reasons following a security violation at the Kaduna stadium, Pillars’ chosen home ground at the time, during their Week 16 match against Rivers United.
The LMC also announced a three-point deduction for Pillars on Sunday. In the event of a repeat occurrence, it stated that additional points would be deducted.
Furthermore, the Sani Abacha stadium has been barred from holding NPFL games, and Pillars has been ordered to fix the vandalised Katsina United team bus.