The League Management Company has slammed a 10-match ban on billionaire businessman Ifeanyi Ubah for punching Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel’s older brother, Ebele.
Ebele Obi, the goalkeeper of Heartland FC was punched by the owner of FC IfeanyiUbah in a Nigeria Premier League game on March 23.
After the emergence of video footage of the incident, the body slammed the billionaire with 10-match ban and a fine of N2.5m.
“Chief Dr Ifeanyi Ubah, proprietor of FC Ifeanyiubah, is suspended from all #NPFL match venues for the next 10 matches,” LMC wrote on Thursday.
“He has now been fined N2.5m because LMC found him guilty of encroaching field of play & assaulting Heartland player Ebele Obi.
“The fabled billionaire is expected to offer a letter of apology & an undertaking to be a good ambassador of the #NPFL.
“4 of the 10-match #NPFL ban is suspended for a probationary period till the end of the season.
“Ubah has up till 5pm on Saturday to appeal this decision if he objects the ruling.”
Earlier, the LMC had punished Ebele saying “Goalkeeper Obi of Heartland was separately charged for breach of Rule C11 in that he assaulted the Referee by pushing him down and was banned from all NPFL activities and matches for six matches.”