Nigeria Football Federation first vice president Seyi Akinwumi has raised eyebrows to any act of “hooliganism” by fans in the Nigeria Professional Football League, promises to punish offenders.
The 2020/21 NPFL and NNL season has been ridiculed with pitch invasions by fans of some clubs disrupting the progress of games in the league.
This act by fans has placed the life of Players, Coaches, Referees etc, under severe threat. Responding to the recent trend, the aforementioned NFF vice president expressed displeasure to such events, warns that offenders will be punished if the acts continues subsequently.
“We need to stop this attitude of win at all
cost. We will also stop this hooliganism or
whatever it is. It has gone on for far too long
and I can assure you that if people are not
careful, they will see themselves prosecuted in a short while.”
“NFF is doing as much as it can, within the
ambit of the law. We are speaking with security agencies to support us in terms of enforcement and prosecution.”
“I can’t give a timeline for the eradication of this vice but we are working on it.”
It will be recalled that the NPFL game between Kano Pillars and Akwa United clash was postponed due to pitch invasion, in another game this time in the NNL It was gathered that Remo Stars’ fans allegedly stormed the pitch and attacked Bendel Insurance’s players and officials for time-wasting during their goalless draw.