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Akwa United Attacked By Yobe Stars’ Fans After Win At Damaturu

Akwa United Attacked By Yobe Stars’ Fans After Win At Damaturu

Akwa United were attacked by fans of Yobe Desert Stars after their 1-0 win in Wednesday’s Nigeria Professional Football League match in Damaturu, reports Completesports.com.

The victory was Akwa United’s second straight win in the NPFL this season. Mfon Udoh bagged the only goal of the encounter.

According tweets on the official Twitter handle of Akwa United, the home fans hurled stones at the players after the game and also vandalized their bus.

“Yobe fans are furious and are throwing stones onto the pitch. Both sets of players and the officiating officials are in the middle of the pitch. Police are using tear gas to push the fans back,” Akwa United tweeted.

“Our team bus has been vandalized by angry Yobe Stars fans after our 0-1 victory against their team in Damaturu.”

It remains to be seen what sanctions will be handed to Yobe Desert Stars by the League Management Company who recently fined Plateau United and Niger Tornadoes N1m each for crowd troubles at their venues.

By Johnny Edward

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  • Chima E Samuels 5 years ago

    Useless citizens no wonder our teams can’t play to their strength on the road and this same physiological effects works against them in intercontinental games. This country needs overhauling even its citizens I can’t stop laughing will this happen in the UK yet we keep hyping ourselves as giants. Giants in what?

    • Well, yeah it does! It does happen in the UK, even worse.

      Allow me to draw your attention to the headlines below:

      – Man City team bus attack: Police ask for footage ( Liverpool fans attacked Man City team bus).

      – Chelsea fan ‘denies racially abusing Raheem Sterling (Raheem Sterling was subjected to a torrent of racial abuse by Chelsea fans in a league match).

      – Police are promising to make more arrests after a section of Stoke City fans trashed the away end at Vale Park and threw broken seats, flares and other missiles onto the pitch ( after a recent cup match).

      My brother, don’t let’s deceive ourselves: football evoke strong emotions and violence can ( and does) erupt anywhere. These shameful acts aren’t limited to Nigerian fans.

      • Bomboy 5 years ago

        Thank u deo. My thoughts exactly. In fact, I met a man from Scotland recently who told me that the British (England in particular) are the worst football hooligans in the world. And in my opinion, Russia comes a close second. As far as football hooliganism is concerned, Nigerians are inexperienced babies! (This does not imply that I am okey with what happened in Yobe though).

        • Bomboy, my friends and I were once harassed in the train in London by idiots coming from a football match.

          So, trust me, you never want to travel in the London Underground during match days! It can be an awful experience

    • @Chima, in addition to Deo’s confirmation about football hooliganism in England and examples given, the South American cup 2018(Copa Libertadores) between Boca Juniors and River Plate had to be held 6,000 miles away in Madrid, Spain because of attacks on the team buses by the fans.

      It is not limited to Nigeria, or Northern Nigeria or our people, its a world wide problem. But yes, we do need to be awake to the dangers


  • Jones 5 years ago

    So sad and pathetic. Northerners tho.

  • Sunnyb 5 years ago

    U guys need to stop all this sugarcoating and hypocrisy, we need to call a spade a spade, most northern club supporters are too violence period. Especially Kano pillars supporters, violence, intimidations and destructions are part of there play books in winning matches.you can put I lipstick on a pig a pig would forever be a pig.

    • Sunnyb, let’s not be blind to facts, it is not confined to one part of Nigeria. See below for East and West Nigeria as well

      The ones that beat referee in Shagamu with Remo Stars to weeks ago are from Sabo abi?

      The IfeanyiUbah players that were sanctioned for attacking the referee are the Hausa players, shey?


      November 2015, a violent incident occurred involving a cameraman of Lobi Stars, James Bumkeng was attacked by dozens of Sunshine supporters midway through the second half of a tense game in the Akure Township Stadium, Ondo, home of Nigerian Premier League side, Sunshine Stars.

      Kwara United had results overturned this season after particularly vicious attacks on officials at the grounds, while Enugu Rangers were ordered to play six matches behind closed doors for similar reasons.

      A fan named as Obinna Igwe was shot after violence broke out involving supporters and police at the Unity Cup final in the Ikwo area of Ebonyi State.
      A football fan identified as Obinna Igwe has been shot dead during a brawl involving policemen and a football team on Thursday at the Ikwo local government area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria.

    • Mr Hush 5 years ago

      Although I am totally against hooliganism in football,but I must disagree with you on this one.
      Hooliganism isn’t limited to the North alone,as it relates to Nigeria football.
      If I am not wrong,Remo stars have been punished this season for attacking the referee after thier game against Bendel Insurance.
      Enyimba has been banished from Aba as well,heartland,rivers United too,not forgetting Sunshine stars, ( for them,it is almost every season).
      So it is not a North thing like you are trying to make it seem.it is just what it is.Hooliganism.pure and simple.

      That said, The LMC need to take a strong stand on this,like the British did during the reign of Margaret Thatcher as prime Minister of the UK .
      It actually limited Hooliganism in the British game .
      Mind you,I said ,limited..cause it is going to be hard to wipe out hooliganism In football in general,as it is a passionate game,and not everyone can control passion..
      There is still a great deal of Hooliganism in Greece, Turkey,Serbia,Russia,south America,even Germany, with the Dortmund case ..
      It even happens in FiFa backed organized games,as it was seen in the last Asian cup won by Qatar.thr Qataris were basically bombarded with stones and pettels when celebrating a goal by the UAE supporters,in their game..

      So it is a global phenomenon.and this is no sugar coating..

      It is just a shame,cause Nigeria should have at least grown beyond this a little at least, but it is what it is..
      The LMC should be hard ….

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