The Football Club Owners Association of Nigeria (Club Owners) on Friday placed an indefinite suspension on the chairman of Kano Pillars FC Yahaya Surajo over his unsportsmanlike behaviour during the rescheduled NPFL Match Day 31 between Kano Pillars FC vs Dakkada FC in Kano Thursday.
In a viral video made available to the Association, Alhaji Surajo was seen to have physically assaulted the Assistant Referee AR1 in the match, which the Club Owners described as unfortunate, unacceptable and a bad representation of what it stands for.
“The club owners have therefore placed the chairman of Kano Pillars FC Malam Yahaya Surajo on indefinite suspension from all activities of the Association forthwith pending the outcome of a detailed investigation into the unfortunate incident,” Alloy Chukwuemeka, the Executive Secretary of the Association said in a statement in Abuja.
“Club Owners comprised of astute football Administrators who have distinguished themselves in several fields of human endeavours with the expected high level of discipline in the management of their various clubs, hence the action of Alhaji Surajo did not represent his status as a member of the Association.
“The Association frowed at his behaviour which has brought the game to disrepute, coming less than 48hours after a joint meeting of the LMC and Club Owners exco had warned against acts capable of causing negative image to the League,” the statement added.
“The chairman of the Association Chief Barr. Isaac Danladi has therefore, directed that the Kano Pillars boss would face a disciplinary committee to defend his action or otherwise, before he could be readmitted into the club Owners Association.”