By Kayode Ayeni –
The Oyo State Government has condemned the attack on players and supporters of Shooting Stars Football Club (3SC), by some supporters of Ikorodu United Football Club during a successful away match between the two teams at Onikan Stadium in Lagos last weekend.
In a statement signed by the state commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Yomi Oke, the state government described the attack on the Oluyole Warriors as totally unacceptable, saying that it was a turn away from the good spirits of sportsmanship in Nigeria.
He pointed out that the state government did not support the uncivilized attitude displayed against its players in Lagos.
Oke however called on the League Management Company (LMC), organisers of the Nigeria professional Football League (NPFL) to act swiftly by taking the necessary action against the offending club supporters.
Mr. Oke commended the players and supporters of Shooting Stars Football Club for being good ambassadors of the state in Lagos State.
He said 3SC and its supporters made the Oyo State government and its people proud during and after the match, which was disrupted in the 89th minute, after 3SC equalised 1-1 against the Lagos side in the second half.