Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, said Bendel Insurance Football Club may not participate in the Nigeria National League again until the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) takes appropriate action on the attack on the team in the state. of Ogun.
Bendel Insurance players and referees were attacked by fans after the final whistle at the NNL match on June 6, which ended goalless in Ikenne-Remo, Ogun state.
While condemning the incident, Gov. Obaseki said the matter will be taken to court to seek legal redress, and Nigerian football authorities will have to bear the costs of the treatment.
He said this on Saturday after visiting the wounded of the team being treated at the Central Hospital in the city of Benin, capital of the state of Edo.
Obaseki noted that he was shocked by the NFF’s late reaction in punishing the perpetrators of what he described as a cowardly act against the Bendel Insurance Players.
“This is very barbaric and has no sportsmanship. You can’t hurt your teammates like this in a tournament the way Bendel Insurance players were injured because they went to play a league match with football club Remo in Ogun state.
“I am really shocked and very disappointed that, more than a week since the incident, the league officials have not come out to punish those who committed this cowardly act with the appropriate sanction over the horrible behavior of the other side,” said the governor.