There was chaos on Monday at the Agege stadium, in Lagos, as the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super Six fixture between Kano Pillars and Enugu Rangers ended violently.
This was as a result of a penalty awarded to Enugu Rangers, few minutes to the end of the game, making the match to end in a 1-1 draw.
Pillars’ fans later went on a rampage when they encroached into the pitch of the Agege Stadium, throwing dangerous objects at match officials.
Kano Pillars had taken the lead when their captain, Rabiu Ali, curled in a beautiful free kick in the 54th minute.
Pillars had a shout for a penalty kick afterwards, but the centre referee, Quadri Adebimpe, waved it off, to the dismay of the players and the fans, who started getting agitated.
The situation turned worse when Rangers, few minutes to the end of the game, were awarded a penalty, making Pillars’ fans to start hurling objects into the field.
With the atmosphere getting further tensed, Referee Adebimpe had to run for his life as the fans went after him.
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