A Nigerian coach identified as Agoye Edith Olumide, reportedly collapsed after he was punched by allegedly punched by a player during match today.
It was gathered that the incident occurred today during during a Nigeria’s lower division, NNL match between Shooting Stars and Akwa Starlets. The Shooting Stars manager, was allegedly hit in the head by an Akwa Starlets player, goalkeeper Franklin Akwari, after the 0-0 result in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
The Nigerian Coach was however revived by medics, after being unconscious for minutes. The referees were not left out too in the assault, as they were beaten by players, officials and pocket of the fans, after the match.
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Few months ago also, it was reported that there was pandemonium on match-day 18 of the Nigerian Professional Football League as irate fans attacked a referee beating him to coma. The incident took place during the match between Heartland of Owerri and defending Champions, Plateau United.
The fans assaulted the referee to the point of coma after the away side equalized. The match ended in a 1-1 draw as Tosin Omoyele scored the equalizer after Thompson put the home side ahead in the 21st minute.
An eyewitness, Ikem Eric Ikeagwu shared the story on Facebook and wrote: “Okay, I just finished watching Heartland vs Plateau United, by all fairness, the referee was unbiased. Then what happens next, the referee was beaten to coma right in my very own eyes. Heartland FC of owerri deserved to be banned from football for LIFE.. This action is barbaric and uncalled for. This is shear wickedness and ignorance.
Let’s pray for this referee and his assistants please. Now SARS are here, we’re stalked in this stadium. Within two weeks, Heartland will be going to Plateau United, they should expect karma. Nigerian Professional Football League my foot.”