Kano Pillars claim Enyimba FC of Aba abandoned their Week 31 duel on Wednesday at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano; after Mohammed Gambo had scored the late match winner which handed the hosts full three points.
But Enyimba’s side of the story says they were beaten up by the fans and forced out of the pitch and, chose not to continue the match as a safety precaution.
Kano Pillars media officer Idris Malikawa told MTNFootball.com: “Enyimba refused to play the remaining three minutes of the game after the fans who encroached to the field to celebrate Gambo’s goal were controlled back the stands.
“What really happened was that our fans encroached on the pitch to celebrate with our players after Gambo Mohammed scored with three minutes to the game.
“The security personnel at the stadium dispatched them back to the stadium under five minutes and the centre referee put the ball at the centre, called Enyimba to restart the game but they refused. The referee then waited for the remaining three minutes of the game and sounded the final whistle,” he disclosed.
Enyimba’s version of the event said they were first forced out of the pitch because of violence but then chose not to continue the game.