Clubs in the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) have been advised to curb a
number of conduct of their Coaches, Players, and Ball Boys during fixtures of the
In a memo to the Clubs, Davidson Owumi, the Chief Operating Officer reminded the clubs that relevant provisions of the NPFL Framework and Rules will be invoked to ensure that no individual or group demeaned the public perception of the league.
The memo, he noted was intended to avert the minds of leadership of all clubs to some inappropriate conducts that are tainting the league and bringing the game to disrepute. It began by drawing attention to the dress code of Coaches, warning that henceforth such Coaches would be charged based on relevant provisions of the rules.
It raised a second issue of simulation of injury by players to hold up matches in a bid to run down the clock thereby denying fee-paying fans full value for money and time.
The memo also frowned at the resort to hiding match balls by Ball Boys of home teams to confer undue advantage through time wasting when the ball is out of play.