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Ex-Kwara United chairman blames fans for relegation

29 October 2013, 09:35

Abuja - Zakari Mohammed, a former chairman of the management board of Kwara United Football Club, has blamed the club’s fans for its relegation from the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).

Mohammed told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gure, Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara on Monday that the fans had never learnt their lessons as a group.

"Each time the club went on relegation, the case was always that the situation was because the club’s fans manhandled match officials,’’ he said.

Mohammed, who is now the chairman of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Media and Public Affairs, said it was important that fans of the Ilorin-based club paused to think.

"There is nothing wrong if a team can come to Ilorin to pick points, since Kwara United also go to pick points elsewhere.

"The game is between 11 men on either side. So, let us allow the ethics and, of course, the rules of the game to prevail, so that things can go on smoothly,’’ he said.

The lawmaker warned the fans against the win-at-all-cost syndrome, saying that was always the cause of the club’s problem.

He, however, urged Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara to appoint those who were committed to football, and who could also turn things around, to administer the club.



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