A NPFL referee who officiated the Remo Stars vs Bendel Insurance match on Sunday January 20, was left with a broken head after he was attacked by a supporter of the home side.
The match which was played at the Gateway International Stadium, Sagamu ended 1-1.
According to reports, the home supporters were not impressed with the way the game was officiated. The referee identified as Bethel Nwanesi was said to have disallowed the home team – Remo Stars, a goal in the 88th minute which got the fans upset.
Immediately the referee blew the whistle signifying the end of the match, one of the Remo stars fans, stormed the pitch and attacked Nwanesi, giving him a cut on his head.
Meanwhile Remo Stars Football Club management has promised to fish out those involved in that barbaric act of injuring the referee. The club said this in a statement released by the team’s media officer, Oladimeji Oshode.