Matchday 15 in the NPFL served up some mouthwatering contest and drama as usual, however game day was also doused with an unsavory incident up in Katsina.
The host, Katsina United were held by Kano Pillars, 1-1 after 90 minutes, but some unruly fans lynched officials and attempted to attack players of the visiting team inside the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium.
Pictures obtained by brila.net showed unidentified members of the Pillars travelling party bloodied and others cared for in a local hospital.
According to our sources, Katsina United Chairman debunked reports that a person died in the fracas that ensued at the final whistle.
Meanwhile in other games, League leaders Lobi Stars suffered a defeat away to Rivers United in Port Harcourt.
Gbenga Ogunbote’s side put in a good fight but were undone by a 73rd minute goal from Malachi Ohawuma after John Lazarus drew them level in the first half to cancel out Nelson Esor’s 2nd minute opener.
In spite of the defeat, Lobi still retained top spot, with Rivers United on their heels, tied on 27 points.
In Uyo, Akwa United had the wind knock off their sails as they were stunned at home 2-0 by Kwara United, thus ending Kennedy Boboye’s six-game unbeaten run.
Wednesday’s encounter was particularly frustrating for the host as for the second consecutive game they have failed to score.
On Tuesday the club allowed striker Mfon Udoh leave as he completed Tulsa FC, a second division in the US.
A draw and defeat in their last two game sets the Uyo club back on the standings to 6th, but just four points off the leader.
Abia Warriors 2-1 Ifeanyi Ubah
Adamawa United 0-0 Wikki Tourist
Akwa United 0-2 Kwara
Enyimba 0-2 Heartland
Katsina United 1-1 Kano Pillars
MFM FC 2-1 Jigawa Golden Stars
Rivers United 2-1 Lobi Stars
Sunshine Stars 2-1 Plateau United
Warri Wolves 1-2 Enugu Rangers
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