The acting league secretary reveals how violence can come to an end in various stadia across the country
The Nigeria Premier League, has implored clubs in the country to fish out bad eggs amongst their fans in order to halt the spate of crowd violence in the land.
Acting Executive Secretary of the league body, Tunji Babalola told Goal.com that various clubs in Nigeria have the antidote to stopping crowd violence if they are sincere to do so since these soccer thugs live among them.
"To be candid with you, it is only the various clubs in the country that can put a stop to crowd violence if they want to do so. They know the bad boys and they know what to do to stop them from causing havoc after every game,” said Babalola.
Only last Wednesday there were reported cases of crowd violence in two different centres of Bauchi and Gombe when the officials and players of 3SC of Ibadan and Rangers FC were reported target of fans attacks in the ties against Wikki Tourists and Gombe United after the home crowd descended on the visiting teams.
“We don't have the match reports of the games in Gombe and Bauchi yet, but I am assuring you that action will be taken immediately we get them.
"We appeal to clubs to put their supporters in check and act on those ones that are against peace and tranquillity. The NPL cannot sit in Abuja and stop crowd violence in the domain of the various clubs. We will like them to take action as soon as possible," Babalola said.