Officials of Nigeria Premier League side, Kwara United, have a daunting task proving to the NPL board it does not deserve to be punished for the unruly behaviour of their fans in Saturday’s Premier League game with staunch rivals, Sunshine Stars, at the Ilorin township stadium.
Premium Times gathered that trouble began when Kwara fans reacted angrily to the centre referee’s decision not to award a ‘just call’ for a penalty kick to the home team.
The fans of the Afonja Warriors descended on match officials thereby inflicting serious wound on them before pouncing on Sunshine players, technical crew and the traveling supporters.
Sunshine Stars players and coach (Akombo, Abe and Ogungbote) were said to be seriously injured in the fracas.
It has been a while that Ilorin had witnessed such violence and Kwara United risk a heavy fine which could run into millions of naira. They may also have to play their home fixtures outside ilorin.
Saturday’s match was heading for a 1-1 draw before trouble began.
Already the NPL Acting Executive Secretary, Tunji Babalola, has said the league body is awaiting the match reports from the match commissioner and only that will determine the next line of action.
“We have received some calls on the issue but we need the match commissioner’s report to make an informed judgment.
“What I can assure you is that the law will take its full course on erring parties.”