They didn't see it coming. So, they had to blame the loss on everyone else apart from their team.

The ugly chapter of fans’ violence was reopened in the Nigeria Professional Football League on Sunday in the country's northern region in Kano and Kastina.

Kano Pillars lost to the visitors, Akwa United 1-0.

It was gathered that the disappointed Kano Pillars fans vented their frustration by attacking match officials, while coach Kadiri Ikhana was beaten black and blue.

The fans threw missiles and other dangerous objects, before they attacked the match officials, who barely made it to the dressing room with the help of the police.

The police were then forced to fire tear gas to disperse the angry fans.

Akwa United chairman Paul Bassey told SCORENigeria: “The fans just went crazy. They first attacked the referees and then their coach (Ikhana).

Enyimba were also attacked by Katsina United fans even after their side defeated the former CAF Champions League winners with a 2-1 score line.

The windscreen of the bus of the Peoples’ Elephant was smashed.