Billionaire Businessman Ifeanyi Ubah Fined N2.5m For Slapping Heartland FC Goalkeeper

1Ifeanyi Ubah, Ebele Obi 2Ifeanyi Ubah, Ebele Obi

Billionaire business mogul, Chief Ifeanyi Ubah set the town abuzz following his role in the violence that erupted during a Nigerian Premier League match between his club, Ifeanyi Ubah FC and Heartland FC.

Uba was captured on camera as he slapped Heartland FC’s goalkeeper, Ebele Obi who happens to be Mikel Obi’s elder brother. Ebele during the melee had punched one of the referees officiating the match which prompted the businessman’s slapping him as a reprimand.

Watch the moment captured on video below!

.As a result, the League Management Company (LMC) according to Complete Sports sanctioned all parties involved in the dispute. While Ebele Obi was banned from all NPL activities for the next 6 matches, his club Heartland FC got a N750,000 fine for failing to control their players after the game.

The Nnewi based Ifeanyi Ubah FC got a N500,000 fine for the encroachment of their fans on technical area immediately after the game and their failure to provide adequate security while Ifeanyi Ubah was hit with a 2.5 million Naira fine as well as a 10-match ban for his actions during the fight.

Also all self-procured security operatives aside those sanctioned by the league have been banned from all match venues henceforth.

A statement released on Thursday read: “Chief Dr Ifeanyi Ubah, proprietor of FC Ifeanyi Ubah, is suspended from all NPFL match venues for the next 10 matches.

“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.

“The LMC further bans all self- procured security services other than those sanctioned by the LMC from all NPFL match venues henceforth.

“Four 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,” the statement concluded.


Video credit: Twitter @Obasi 1984




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