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Nasarawa United official has debunked Wikki Tourists claim that match officials were beaten up by their supporters

Nasarawa United Chairman, Isaac Danladi has told Goal that his supporters did not attack match officials and players during the week 11 league game against Wikki Tourists which they won 2-1 last Monday in Lafia.

Fans had invaded the pitch minutes before the end of the game and attacked match referee Santos Okoro and players  where various people were injured in the game.

Danladi noted that Wikki Tourists should say the truth about what happened instead of lying that Nasarawa United fans attacked the match officials.

"At the time that the fans invaded the pitch, Nasarawa United were leading 2-1. So how can our fans attack the match officials and players when Jackson Daniel scored our second goal in the 90th minute?

"The truth is that Wikki Tourists came to Lafia with about 300 supporters and they felt that the referee should have signalled for the end of the match.

"These Wikki Tourists supporters were all dressed in red uniform and they are easily identifiable. And they were the ones that attacked the match officials.

"When the second goal was scored, they were not happy and they invaded the pitch and started attacking everybody they come in contact with.

"We have played two draws in Lafia against El-Kanemi and Lobi Stars and we did not attack or molest anybody. So why would anybody think our fans will jump inside the pitch and start attacking match officials when we are on top in the game.

"These desperate moves by clubs to win by all means is not good for our League. The managers should be able to lecture their supporters that no game should be a do or die.

"We are law abiding in Nasarawa United and we respect the rules. Clubs should not take the laws into their hands because they feel the game is not going their way.

"We have the tape of the match for anybody to see what happened and I know that the match commissioner will definitely report what happened," said Danladi.

Nasarawa United is presently in the fifth position on the league table with 18 points.




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