Kwara United: 3SC fans attacked our fans and the match officials after game in Ibadan

The Ilorin-based team has called on the LMC to sanction Shooting Stars for the way they treated their players, fans and match officials
Kwara United of Ilorin have complained of the ungentlemanly treatement that was meted on them by some disgruntled fans of Shooting Stars Sports Club after a league game in Ibadan on Wednesday.

The match ended in a 1-1 draw and United have accused 3SC's fans of beating Kwara United players,  supporters and match officials after the game.

Kwara United Media Officer, Olayioye Ajide said that Shooting Stars' fans had some other plans for unsuspecting Kwara spectators who were caught unawares after the gritty encounter.

"Abdullahi Muritala our cameraman was beaten black and blue and his camera was snatched. Equally the set of drums of the supporters were damaged. Arabambi the motley supporter was tortured as many others were hit by objects thrown by supporters of Shooting Stars," Ajide told Goal.

Olayioye Ajide disclosed that Kwara United supporters, players and officials ran helter-skelter taking cover for safety as 3SC fans vented their spleen on them.

The Center referee, Cristansus Okoro from Imo State had to pull off his uniform on the field while First Assistant Referee Anthony Uzonna and Second Assistant Referee Andy Ubani were rescued from the hands of a mob who pelted them with stones.

"The show of shame was extended to the Deputy Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Babatunde Olaniyan a league match commissioner, who attempted to placate them, but he was not spared as he was also attacked.

"The 3SC fans claimed the center referee denied them of goals during the game to give advantage to the visiting club and therefore resulted into violence after the game which did not spare anybody," Ajide added.

Kwara United scored in the 44th minute of the first half via a free kick by Dare Ojo while 3SC leveled up in the 66th minute through Adepoju Taofeek who headed in a cross.

Ajide also said that Kwara United were awarded four yellow cards and Dare Ojo sent off, even as 3SC got more than 10 free kicks around the arch in the match played under torrential rain.

“It is highly disappointing that a traditional club like 3SC which has followers across the country could throw caution to the wind and display no decorum in their conduct. What lesson are they teaching others clubs?

"The Nigeria Professional Football League Board should rise to the occasion because the second and crucial stanza of the league has just started. They must be able to curb all violence in League matches and stop this win at all costs," Ajide concluded.

The spokesperson then assured that Kwara United holds no grudge against the Ibadan side but the NPFL should bring the culprits to book and retrieve United's lost items.