Nigerian Football Association Slams Rangers over Fan Hooliganism

Published May 29th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Famous Nigerian club Enugu Rangers have been banned from their home ground after crowd trouble in a league match left a referee unconscious, an official said Monday. 

Rangers, who were also fined the equivalent of $500, will now play their remaining home matches in the central town of Makurdi. 

Angry fans beat FIFA referee Alex Mana to a coma despite Rangers 1-0 home win over Kwara United last week. 

Rangers, yet to win a major honor in over a decade, occupy the 9th position on the 17-team table with 36 points from 27 matches. 

The Nigerian FA has already banned three top clubs from their home grounds after similar crowd violence -- (AFP)

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