Shooting Stars deny fans assaulted referee Musa Shehu after Sunshine Stars game

The Oluyole Warriors have disclaimed reports that fans molested the center referee after their game against Sunshine Stars in a midweek game in Ibadan
Shooting Stars Sports Club have denied that fans of the team beat up referee Musa Shehu after the game against Sunshine Stars which they won 1-0 courtesy of a penalty taken by Gbolahan Salami.

Gbolahan was later sent off towards the end of the match.

Majority of the fans were not happy with the decisions of the referee and openly showed it while the match was on.
But media officer of the Oluyole Warriors, Jubril Arowolo told Goal that nobody molested the referee after the game.

"It is not true that fans beat up the referee after the game. While I agree as it is normal with fans expressing their feeling when the match was on, nobody did anything to him after the game.

"We won by a lone goal, so what is the essence of even coming close to him after the match. I really don't know where the story is coming from.

"Our fans have always been known to be law abiding in all our matches at home. I was at the stadium for a long time after the game and nothing happened [between] the referee and the fans.

"I am surprised that the news is everywhere that the fans molested the match officials. But I want to say that nothing of sort happened.

"We have played more than five matches at home this season and not even the specttators will say they have been embarrased during games at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan.

"We hope to remain steadfast in our belief that football should be played and enjoyed at all times," Arowolo said.

Shooting Stars will travel to Port-Harcourt to face Sharks on Sunday in Week 11 of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

They are placed 6th on the League table with 15 points.