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NWFL Premiership MD 5: NWFL Roars As Over Zealous FC Robo Fans Earn the team banishment and huge fine

The Nigeria Women Football League Friday slammed a three match banishment away from their traditional home and a fine of N2.5million on NWFL Premiership club, FC Robo Queens Football Club of Lagos.

This was contained in the statement issued by the NWFL Director of Communications, Mr. Dapo Sotuminu, and signed by the Chief Operating Officer of the NWFL, Ms. Modupe Shabi.

According to the statement, the NWFL Chief Operating Officer noted that: “Following the establishment that there was an encroachment, disturbance and harrassment of match officials by the home team fans on the field of play in the Match No: 14 between FC Robo Queens and Delta Queens played on January 19, 2022 at the Legacy Pitch of the National Stadium, Lagos. In line with Article 16.2 of the Regulatory Framework of the Nigeria Women Football League, FC Robo Queens has been fined the sum of Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N2,500,000) for violating the following rules :
•Fans’ invasion of the pitch.
• Harrassment and intimidation of match officials.
• Breakdown of security protocol at match venue.

“Also in line with Article 16.1, FC Robo Queens have been banished to the Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State for next three home matches for the 2021/2022 NWFL Premiership season for bringing the game of football to disrepute.
“We believe the sanction will serve as deterrent to FC Robo Queens and a strong warning to all the NWFL Premiership clubs.”



Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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