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NPFL Matchday 35: Rangers International FC Fined N5 Million for Oriental Derby Incidents

Rangers International FC has been fined a total of N5 million following the events that unfolded during the Oriental Derby over the weekend. The penalties have been imposed due to issues of over-ticketing and poor crowd control, which resulted in chaos during the highly anticipated clash against Enyimba.

The Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) has released an official statement regarding the fines:

Official Statement:

Details of the Violations:
1. Over-Ticketing: Rangers International FC was found to have sold tickets beyond the stadium's capacity, leading to overcrowding and discomfort for attendees.
2. Poor Crowd Control: The club failed to implement adequate crowd control measures, resulting in chaotic scenes that endangered the safety of fans, players, and officials.

Consequences and Next Steps:
Rangers International FC is required to pay the N5 million fine promptly and submit a detailed plan outlining the steps they will take to prevent such occurrences in the future. The NPFL will closely monitor the club's adherence to these measures and may impose further sanctions if necessary.

Fans are urged to support the league's efforts to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. The NPFL appreciates the cooperation of all clubs and stakeholders in maintaining the highest standards of conduct and safety.

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