NPFL: Pillars condemns attack on Katsina United in Kano

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The damaged bus of Katsina United FC in Kano on Saturday

Kano Pillars football club (Sai Masu Gida) has strongly condemned the action of some unpatriotic fans on Saturday by causing a distraction that led to the discontinuation of match day 23 against Katsina United football club in the ongoing 2021/2022 NPFL Season at Sani Abacha Stadium Kofar Mata, Kano.

Solacebase reports that fans suspected to be supporters of Kano Pillars invaded the pitch in the 82nd minute of their  match day 23 fixture against Katsina United at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano, also damaging the visiting team’s bus and carting away valuables on Saturday.

Incidentally, the game was the first at the Sani Abacha Stadium in over two years and fans trooped into the arena in their numbers to watch the team play however, things turned sour in the 82nd minute as the game remained goalless with few minutes to go.

The damaged bus of Katsina United FC in Kano on Saturday.

A statement issued by Media Officer of the Kano Pillars FC, Rilwanu Idris malikawa said the match was stopped because of the un-sportsmanship behavior of some irate fans who were throwing sachets water and some objects at the arena and field of play leading to both team and match officials to be evacuated to their dressing rooms.

The statement said some unpatriotic fans damaged the bus of Katsina United football club and some parts of the Kano Pillars football club bus.

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‘’The management of Kano Pillars are suspecting that the undesirable fans’ attitudes are a gang up of some saboteurs who does not want the progress of the club,’’ the statement alleged.

‘’What happened on Saturday is beyond football because nothing happened before and during the time of the incident in the match; both teams and match officials were doing their primary duties on the field of play.’’

The statement noted that they never expected anything negative in that match considering Sai Masu Gida’s relationship with Katsina united; more so, Pillars FC recently played about three of their home matches at Muhammad Dikko Stadium Katsina without any rancor.

It added that the club management, Kano state football association, and the executives of Pillars fans club would not fold their arms and allowed anybody found wanting in this unpatriotic behavior to go unpunished.


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