It is no longer business as usual for referees handling matches in the Nigeria Professional Football League.

The League Management Company (LMC) is making moves to see that 15 match officials who officiated in five NPFL Match Day 14 fixtures are suspended for their poor performances.

The LMC while disclosing this on Friday through its twitter handle, said the performance and conduct of the officials were below standard.

“Some match officials involved in five fixtures of Match Day 14 have been recommended for suspension from further officiating of matches pending full investigation into their performances.

“The referees’ performance was well below the high standard expected in the league, including questionable decisions and failure to submit match reports on time.

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“The fixtures are Heartland FC vs Nasarawa United, Lobi Stars vs Rivers United, Go Round FC vs Rangers International, Yobe Desert Stars vs Enyimba International and FC IfeanyiUbah vs Plateau United,’’ the tweet read.

The LMC went on to name the affected officials.

The Nigeria Football federation (NFF) are expected to apply the appropriate sanctions on the erring referees.

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