Sunshine Stars of Akure captain Sunday Abe has had his remaining two games of a six match ban commuted to a suspended sentence which binds him to be of good conduct for the remaining games of the season.
The 24-year old midfielder was charged by the league organizing body “for headbutting and kicking” centre referee Peter Ogabor, after he awarded a penalty to Shooting Stars in their week 28 fixture in the Globacom Nigeria Professional Football League.
LMC in a communication to Sunshine Stars noted that in view of the apology and pledge to be of good behavior earlier tendered by the player and the special circumstance of the club having over six players with different national teams,
“ it is the decision of the LMC that the remaining two matches of the six-match suspension on the Player, Sunday Abe is hereby commuted to a suspended sentence, provided that the player maintains good conduct for the remainder of the current season”. The LMC said in a statement on the NPFL official website.
Sunshine Stars management had through the Chairman, made a strong appeal to the LMC on the player’s behalf citing their special circumstance and the player’s demonstration of remorse which has served as a lesson for others.
Following the reprieve, Abe will thus be available for selection by the club for their Match Day 33 fixture.