The Flying Antelopes want the league body to sanction Wikki Tourists
Enugu Rangers have formally protested the assault on their players and officials after the 1-1 draw away at Bauchi against Wikki Tourists last Wednesday.
Media officer of the Flying Antelopes, Foster Chime told Goal.com that the Enugu based clubs have written the Nigeria Premier League to sanction the Bauchi side after they attacked their technical director and cameramen during the week 22 game.
He stated that even though Rangers do not have issues with Wikki as a team owing to their hospitality before and after the game, their fans took the law into their hands because the match did not go their way.
"We have sent the letter to the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) for appropriate action. We want the NPL to prevail upon Wikki Tourists to pay for our camera, which was destroyed and to also offset the bills of our technical director, Innocent Obiekwo and the cameraman who had to visit the hospital for treatment after they were wounded during the crowd surge after the match on Wednesday.
"The fans of Wikki Tourists need to be taught on how to comport themselves especially when results are not going the way they want. We hope that NPL will not sweep the matter under the carpet," said Chime.
Fans loyal to Wikki Tourists invaded the pitch and assaulted Rangers players and officials despite the fact that they were given a late penalty in the game. The camera with which the match was recorded was allegedly smashed and Rangers technical director, Obiekwo was reportedly manshandled in the process.