For failing to arrive at match venue on time, the Technical Manager of Rivers United, Stanley Eguma, has received a one-match ban.
In a letter signed by the management of the team, Eguma’s suspension is coming after he was reported to have arrived at Wednesday’s match venue 18 minutes into the game between Rivers United and Plateau United, which ended goalless.
Eguma will not be part of the team when Rivers United files out against Gombe United at the weekend.
Meanwhile, results of the Week 16 mid-week matches played at various venues across the country have seen MFM returning to the top spot of the Nigeria Professional Football League table with a 2-1 victory over Abia Warriors of Umuahia at the Agege Stadium.
The Lagos side now has 30 points ahead of Plateau United, who held Rivers United to a goalless draw in Port Harcourt.
El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri is in third position after losing 0-1 away to Shooting Stars of Ibadan, while at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano it ended 1-1 between Pillars and Nasarawa United.
Wikki Tourist of Bauchi stayed at home to tame Enyimba of Aba 1-0. Struggling champions Rangers at home failed to break newly-promoted Remo Stars, as encounter ended 1-1.
Sunshine Stars of Akure defeated Katsina United 2-0, as the game between Gombe United and ABS ended 1-1 in Ilorin.
FC ifeanyi Mbah of Nnewi edged visiting Niger Tornadoes of Minna 1-0.
By Felix Simire