Jos - The crunch Nigeria National League week five encounter
between Mighty Jet and Niger Tornadoes was abandoned on Saturday 13th June,
News24 authoritatively reports.
Mighty Jet fans at the Rwang Pam Stadium molested match referee
Damian Akure when he signalled the end of the first stanza and he couldn't
continue play in the second half.
The tension-soaked match stood at 0-0 in the first half
before the game could not continue in the second half.
News24 also witnessed the vandalisation of the camera and
other equipment of the visiting team by the angry Jet fans who felt the match
officials weren't ready to compromise in the discharge of their duties.
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According to Mohammed Salihu, a spectator, who spoke to
News24 shortly after the abandonment - Damian Akure (Centre Referee), Ate
Abraham (Assistant Referee 1) and Magashi TJ (Assistant Referee 2) all from
Benue State performed well.
''My brother we need to set standards if we intend to get it
right. The officials really gave me hope on the future of officiating in the
country,'' Salihu told News24.
''The match lived up to its billing, but I feel the home
fans shouldn't have taken laws into their hands by harassing the match
officials. It was a complete show of shame to the soccer loving people of
Salisu urged the NNL to take proper steps in dealing with
"The League Authorities should get to the bottom of
this incident to serve as a deterrent to other teams who might want to indulge
themselves by doing everything possible to win matches," Salisu concluded.
-Soccer Laduma For
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