Match officials who officiated the Match Day 3 of the Nigeria Professional Football League match between Remo Stars and Bendel Insurance were on Sunday attacked by a fan.
The game played at the Gateway International Stadium, Sagamu which ended 1-1 saw an intruder gaining access to the match officials and unfortunately one of the officials got injured.
Meanwhile, Remo Stars Football Club management has promised to fish out those involved in that barbaric act of injuring the center referee.
According to a statement released by the team’s media officer, Oladimeji Oshode which reads;
“A manhunt has started immediately as the management of the club and the Nigeria Police Force Sagamu division are working closely to ensure that the intruder is brought to book to face the consequences of his actions.
“We totally regret and condemn this act as we don’t encourage violence in football.
The management, however, frowned at the center referee call by disallowing the 88th-minute goal by Remo against Bendel Insurance.
“In the same vein of condemning this act, we would also like to indicate that the centre referee Bethel Nwanesi calls all through the game were questionable and in the 88th minute a good goal was scored, which would have been the winning goal, was ruled offside and disallowed by the referee which caused an uproar among the fans.
“This of course is no reason why anyone should get hurt, we have lost games at home in the past against Plateau United, Enyimba FC, MFM FC, Rivers United without witnessing such violence.