Sagamu-based football club side, Remo Stars, have vowed to arrest the fan who assaulted match officials after their NPFL Match day 3 game against Bendel Insurance on Sunday.
Charles Omokaro had put the visitors ahead before captain of the home side, Victor Mbaoma, equalized for the Kennedy Boboye’s side.
Remo thought they had won the game with two minutes to go, when Mbaoma scored from close range after a long ball. But the referee ruled the effort out for offside.
The decision was not well received by the fans, one of who attacked the officials. The said assault left the centre referee, Bethel Nwanesi, with a cut on his head.
Dimeji Oshonde, the club’s media manager, has apologized for the show of shame and promised to fish out the perpetrators.
“A manhunt has started immediately as the management of the club and the Nigeria Police Force Sagamu division are working closely to ensure that the intruder is brought to book to face the consequences of his actions.
“We totally regret and condemn this act as we don’t encourage violence in football,”he said.
A similar incident occurred in Jos last week, when irate supporters of former league champions, Plateau United, attacked match officials.
The League Management Company, (LMC), subsequently fined the club and banished them to Ilorin for their next three home games.