Super Eagles Coach Rohr Worried About Violence In Nigeria Football League
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has expressed worry over the spate of violence in the Nigeria Professional Football League.
The NPFL has experienced a rather worrisome start, with attacks on referees, while a coach was kidnapped.
Just as the 2019 season of the NPFL was to kickoff, Katsina United FC head coach Abdullahi Usman Biffo was kidnapped around Katsina – Zaria expressway but news of his abduction was made public after two weeks.
After over two weeks in captivity, the Coach regained his freedom on Wednesday afternoon after a ransom of N15 Million was reportedly paid to his abductors on Sunday.
Also on the Macthday one of the NPFL played on January 13, centre referee, Sam Agba was attacked during a tie between Plateau United and Ifeanyi Ubah of Nnewi at the new Jos Stadium.
Another of such attacks happened in Sagamu during a NPFL game between newly promoted sides – Remo Stars and Insurance.
The League Management Company has since slammed Remo Stars with a N6 million fine.
With these disturbing incidents, Rohr, in an exclusive chat with Bounce News, has now sued for peace.
“It is a big problem of violence around the (NPFL) football, I only can ask all the people to be fair play.
“Football is such a wonderful game that its not a moment or place to make violence. We have to respect not only the rules, but also the people, the opponents, the referees and the football.
“We have a wonderful spirit in our national team, and I think they are giving a good example for fair play. Violence is not good, so fans must be able to follow football without violence.”
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