The Oyo State Government has condemned the attack on players and supporters of Shooting Stars Football Club, by supporters of Ikorodu United Football Club during last weekend’s match between the two football clubs, at Onikan Stadium, Lagos.
The Week 30 match was abandoned in the 90th minute owing to crowd trouble when the match was tied at one goal apiece.
Contained in a statement by the state Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Mr. Yomi Oke, the state government described the attack on the Oluyole warriors as “totally unacceptable and a turn away from the good spirits of sportsmanship in Nigeria.”
Furthermore, the state government chided what it described as an “uncivilized attitude against its players.”
Noting similar condemnation of the incident by some Nigerians, Oke called on the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), to act swiftly to forestall a recurrence of the incident.
Oke commended the players and supporters of Shooting Stars Football Club for their display of sportsmanship in Lagos prior and after the match was disrupted.