Irate Fans Destroy Katsina United Team Bus In Kano After Nigeria Professional Football League Game

There was pandemonium at the Sani Abacha Stadium on Saturday evening at the Sani Abacha Stadium after angry youths went haywire during Kano Pillars vs Katsina United NPFL game. Premium Times reports that youths suspected to be supporters of Kano Pillars vandalised the bus of the visiting team after the match ended goalless. It was gathered that the match was halted for some minutes after fans stormed the pitch in the final minutes of the highly-tensed encounter.

Pillars had been playing their league games away from home this season and were just returned to their home ground by the League Management Company (LMC).

They had played their home matches in Kaduna and Katsina states for most of the season. The media officer of Katsina United, Sani Gide, narrated how their vehicle was vandalised while the match was going on. He told Premium Times:

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“The game was going well until the 82nd minute when the Kano Pillars fans invaded the pitch and tried attacking our players. Our staff and players were helped into the dressing room.

“After we were secured, the angry fans went outside the stadium and vandalised the bus. All the bags and other valuable belonging to the players have been carted away. There is nothing of any value left in the bus.”

He, however, said security agents at the stadium sought reinforcement after which the fans were dispersed.

Coaches want VAR in NPFL

Meanwhile, the coaches of Gombe United and Kano Pillars Football Clubs have called for the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

Both managers say the introduction will help improve officiating in the league as the world continues to deploy technology to properly monitor matches.

Gombe United’s technical adviser Aliyu Zubairu stated it was high time technology was introduced into the domestic league. On his part, the chief coach of Kano Pillars, Ibrahim Musa said the introduction of VAR to the NPFL would “greatly assist match officials and make their work easier and better.” Source:

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