Last Weekend’s explosive game between Heartland and Kada City served everything including some of the more outrageous occurrences seen in an NPFL game.
The home side fought back from a 2-1 deficit to win 3-2 against the team bottom of group B. But the game was all the way dramatic on the pitch as it was on the sidelines.
All through the league, substitution boards are either electronic or mechanical, not in Okigwe though.
Football fans at the Okigwe Township Stadium were left stunned when the fourth official pulled out his board to signal a substitution in the game.
Per Sports Journalist Adepoju Tobi Samuel, Heartland FC with the best electronic substitution board in the #NPFL19.
On this occasion, the substitution Board was a mini placard attached to a handle and the numbers were written on them with ink markers.
It’s hard to believe the league governing body (League Management Company) will approve of the equipment, but no official statement has been issued yet.