Violence At Warri Stadium Worries NPL


Chairman of the Nigeria Premier League, NPL, Baribote Victor Rumson says the league’s governing body will wade into the crisis that marred the midweek game between Warri Wolves and Rising Stars on Wednesday at the Warri City Stadium.

The game was abandoned in the 35th minute after a fan of the home side allegedly encroached onto the pitch and assaulted a Rising Stars’ player, Segun Bajowa.

“I have heard various versions of the incidents that occurred at the Warri City Stadium but I would be stupid to make a definite statement on the matter when I haven’t heard from the match commissioner of the game,” Baribote told on Thursday.

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“In such cases the match commissioner files in a comprehensive report and that usually doesn’t exceed 48 hours.

“As soon as that is done, the board (of the NPL) will deliberate on the matter and reach a decision,” he said.

Rising Stars had taken the lead early in the first half of a frenetic game through Musa Najere only for Yakubu Akeem to equalize for the home side soon after before the game was unceremoniously halted.

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