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  • Updated: April 14, 2024

Gateway United FC banished to Benin over security breach

Gateway United FC banished to Benin  over security breach

Gateway United FC

Gateway United Football Club of Abeokuta has been banished to Benin City following a security breach in their home game against Ikorodu City at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta.

The team was banished by the football governing league, Nigeria National League (NNL). Gateway was found guilty after their supporters assaulted match officials during the encounter.

The Abeokuta club were also fined N1 million with N100,000 for the medical treatment of the battered referees. The NNL Chief Operating Officer, Dr Ayo Abdulrahaman, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

"The club must produce and prosecute the fans who attacked the referee or face further sanctions."

Gateway United will host Crown FC and Osun United in their remaining fixtures in the regular season.

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