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Last Updated: Friday, 25 June, 2004, 13:44 GMT 14:44 UK
Clubs banished after rioting
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Two of Nigeria's top clubs have been banished from their home grounds following rioting by their fans last weekend.

The Nigerian Football Association has also fined two other clubs as it moves to combat hooliganism on the terraces.

The two clubs, the Mighty Jets of Jos and the Niger Tornadoes of Minna, will now play their home games several hundred kilometres from their base.

The ban will last until at least the end of the season.

The move comes after two separate incidents of rioting last weekend.

Jets fans burned down offices at their Rwang Pam stadium after the club drew a match against Kwara United.

Asec fans rioting
Nigerian club Enyimba had to deal with rioting by Asec fans in Abidjan last year
Tornadoes supporters attacked players at their stadium after a one-nil home defeat.

Two other premier league teams, Lobi Stars and Plateau United, were fined following the crowd trouble.

The Mighty Jets have been moved to Dan Anyiam stadium in Owerri while the Tornadoes will play the reminder of their league games for the season at the Kayode Oluyemi stadium in Ajo-ekiti in the south west of the country.




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