Akwa United won over Yobe Desert Stars on the 6th of February with 1-0. With the win, Akwa United advances from the last position to the 7th position in Group B. It was a very important game even if the season just started. Yobe Desert Stars is now second from the bottom and have only 6 points after 5 played games. The fans of Yobe Desert Stars became very angry with the final score and ashamed themselves by attacking players in Akwa United by throwing stones at them as well as vandalising their bus.
Yobe Deserts Stars fans attack Akwa United
From what we have heard the fans of Yobe Deserts Stars started to throw stones at the players at Akwa United after the game finished. If this is true it is terrible. No one should ever have to be afraid of playing the game that they love. It must have been especially difficult for the players in Akwa United since this was an away game. But it was not enough with attacking the players the fans also vandalised the bus of Akwa United.
Akwa United Vandalised Bus
Here are some images from the vandalisation. It must have been a very terrible experience for everyone in Akwa United.
How did it end?
The police had to use tear gas to push the angry fans back. It is still unclear what fine Yobe Desert Stars will get but it was not long ago since Plateau United and Niger Tornadoes got a fine of N1m each for troubling fans. This is definitely something to take very seriously. This is the players work and no one should have to feel insecure at a job. We hope and think that the organisations responsible for this will take actions.
Let’s just hope the upcoming games for Akwa United vs Kada City and Yobe Stars vs Kano Pillars on Sunday the 10th of February will be a much more friendly event. It should be safe for both players, family, kids and women to watch football. If you want to play a bet on one of these games check out this top list of betting sites. Make the Nigerian National League safe again!