The Nigeria Football Federation has banned National League club Kogi United from participating in the Federation Cup for the next two seasons.

The ban comes after a Round of 64 match between Kogi United and Enugu Rangers which ended inconclusive.

Fans encroached on the playing pitch forcing officials to end the game.

Kogi United was leading 2-1 when a penalty was awarded to Rangers in the 75th minute.

The decision infuriated the home fans who forcefully made their way onto the pitch to attack the referee.

The leader of the Kogi United Supporters’ Club, identified as Maikudi Kanin-Bala, led a group of supporters, who invaded the field of play, chased the Referee and assaulted him.

He was eventually rescued and taken to a nearby police station.

Consequently, Kogi United will forfeit the match to Enugu Rangers, pay a fine worth N1.5 million and will be forced to miss the 2018 and 2019 editions of the newly christened Aiteo Cup.

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