Area Boys Storm Agege Stadium Via Rabiu’s Lead
Area boys otherwise know as ‘Agbero’ storm Agege Township Stadium during the Nigeria Professional Football League Championship (NPFL) between Kano Pillars and Rangers International of Enugu.
Africa News24 (An24) gathered that It all started when Kano Pillars were leading 1-0 after midfielder Rabiu Ali curled in a free-kick in the 58th minute to put his team ahead. Subsequently, in the 87th minute, Rangers were awarded a penalty which was scored by striker Godwin Aguda to earn the Enugu-based side a valuable one point.
After the match, Kano Pillars captain Rabiu Ali who seems not to be excited with the way the match turned out, confronted the referee, Adebimpe Quadri, while a mob armed with various instruments stormed the pitch and followed the Captain to approach the Referee in an attempt to attack him.
Reacting to the unruly scene at the stadium, Twitter users, demand Rabiu disciplinary measures are given to veteran Pillars midfielder Ali.
What a shame @npfl, see what transpired between Kano Pillars and Enugu Rangers in the Nigeria Premier Football League…
What a disgrace
(I had to compress the video, the quality is not all that good) pic.twitter.com/jJNgiUVo7D
— ❤🍎Jewel ❤🍎 (@PricelessCena) June 10, 2019
80% of fans of NPFL clubs are thugs, riff raffs & impoverished ferals who resort to violence at the slightest provocation. They feel entitled to results & even to being entertained without payment. As I have advocated, the answer is not to continue to "orientate"them.
— Babanla (@biolakazeem) June 10, 2019
"I swear to God, I will keep cursing Rabiu Ali every day I wake up if this stupid player (Ali) is not jailed. My wife was struck with a stone and bottle in the head during the match," Nigerian on the aftermath of Kano Pillars v Rangers in Agege. NFF NPFL LMC stop dis mess
— DENNIS EREZI OGHENEWEWARE (@DennisErezi) June 10, 2019
This is the front page of Nigeria's most circulated newspaper paying homage to the violence in the NPFL. Yet we expect corporates to look at his property and pay to be part of it. You must think they are imbeciles. Sponsorship is the least of NPFL problems at the moment. pic.twitter.com/FrZZQH10fV
— Babanla (@biolakazeem) June 11, 2019
Rabiu Ali and his boys displaying thuggery and Rascality at Agege stadium.
Until the League Management Company (LMC) of NPFL start relegating teams for actions like this, I beg over patriotic Nigerians not to ask me which local club I support
I am a @ChelseaFC fan.#MyOpinion pic.twitter.com/08szfkbGBm
— Comrade 🔴🇳🇬 (@iAGB4REAL) June 11, 2019