Lobi Stars Chairman Mike Idoko, has charged the League Management Company to conduct a full-scale investigation into the unfortunate incident which saw the Makurdi side’s goalkeeper Ospino Egbe attacked by Sunshine Stars Chief Coach, Kayode Julius, just before their rescheduled NPFL tie, reports Completesports.com.
Egbe was expected to feature in the encounter having been named in the matchday squad, but the assault ruled him out of the encounter.
The game ended 3-0 with Chibundu Amah scoring a hat trick for Sunshine Stars.
“The assault was premeditated and we expect the LMC to move swiftly into action to maintain the integrity of the NPFL,” Idoko told Completesports.com.
“Moreover, this concerns the life of a professional footballer.
“Football is not meant for thugs who masquerade as coaches to tarnish the image of the League.”
“The incident affected the psyche of our players who were unstable. No surprise we lost the encounter.”
Meanwhile, Sunshine Stars have announced through it’s official Twitter Handle @SunshineStarsFC that their coach Julius has been suspended indefinitely as a result of the incidence.
By Johnny Edward