Billionaire and Capital Oil boss, Ifeanyi Ubah has been slammed with a 10-game ban and N2.5m fine for slapping Nigerian midfielder, Ebele Obi who is a goalkeeper for NPFL side -Heartland FC.
According to a video circulating social media, the owner of the Ifeanyi Ubah Club was seen landing a slap on the Heartland goalkeeper after the latter punched a referee during an NPFL match between the two clubs.
“Chief Dr Ifeanyi Ubah, proprietor of FC Ifeanyi Ubah, is suspended from all #NPFL match venues for the next 10 matches,” said the League Management 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.”
“The LMC further bans all self-procured security services other than those sanctioned by the LMC from all #NPFL match venues henceforth. 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.”