The League Management Company (LMC) has taken cognizance of
the scheduling of the live broadcast of Match Day 25 between Mountain
of Fire and Miracles (MFM) FC of Lagos and City neighbours, Ikorodu
United FC, and has consequently lifted the closed gates sanction imposed
on the Agege Township Stadium, the home ground of the Olukoya Boys.
The sanction will now come into effect from their Match Day 27
home fixture against Heartland Football Club of Owerri. “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 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.”
The sanctioned was imposed on the stadium as a result of crowd
trouble during match-day 23 match between MFM and Shooting Stars of
Ibadan, the game which 3SC won 1-0 in Lagos. The match christened, the
Lagos Derby holds on Sunday at the Agege Stadium.