The Organizing Committee of the Brown Ideye Challenge has issued a one match bench ban on Coaches of Jike Stars and Awoba Stars.
Coach Balafama Bruce and London Huttons were found guilty of a ‘conflict of interest’ as both coaches were both on the bench in games involving Awoba Stars and Jike stars in Groups A and C respectively.
Bruce and Huttons are to thus have nothing to do with their sides from the technical area on their next match day and have also been warned to stick with their respective teams subsequently.
In a statement made available to naijafootball247.com and signed by head of Media and Publicity, Carl Orakwue, the Organizing Committee also issued a stern warning to coach of Rivers United Academy, Sunny Iseokwehma to be wary of acts capable of bringing the tournament into disrepute.
The Rivers United Academy coach was unruly towards match officials in the closing stages of his side’s loss to SKE in their first game of the tournament.
Iseokwehma is to consider this a final warning as the Committee would not fail to act if such acts are repeated again.
The committee has also called on participating teams to ensure they always be of good behavior and adhere strictly to the rules and regulations guiding the tournament.