Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah releases statement ,calls for calm ,sympathizes with the injured.
…says that everyone who was affected by the Heartland FC’s shameful behaviour would be adequately compensated.
By Ikechukwu Emeka Onyia.
The Anambra state born football Investor Ubah,while reacting to the attack by fans of Owerri based team(Heartland FC) after a goalless draw with Anambra State based team (FC Ifeanyi Ubah) at Owerri which left about 40 persons from Anambra Warriors with varying degree of injuries and their vehicles vandalized.
Ubah calls for calm while sympathizing with victims of the attack in the message he personally signed.
According him ,
“I wish to sympathize with our beloved fans, players and coaches for the wicked and despicable treatment meted out to them yesterday evening in Owerri after the team played out a goalless draw with Heartland FC at the Dan Anyiam Stadium.”
The FA chairman of Anambra State Dr Ifeanyi Ubah stated that the game of football should not be seen as a violent adventure.
“The game of football which we love so much should never be met with such violence. I implore everyone to remain calm in the face of such provocation. I am confident that the League Management Company, after its investigations, will take appropriate actions against the offenders.” He said .
Ubah who also ensured the injured fans and victims’ Heartless attack from Heartland FC fans on the Anambra based team (Anambra Warriors ) will be adequately compensated.
“To the beloved fans of FC Ifeanyi Ubah: Your courage and love for the team has never been in doubt. Your unwavering support has seen the team go 6 games without a defeat in the league. We are grateful for everything.
Be rest assured that everyone who was affected by Heartland FC’s shameful behaviour will be adequately compensated for the harm you suffered and the losses you incurred.”
Remain blessed and Happy Sunday to everyone” He submits .
Was what happened in Owerri meant to draw Nigeria football backward especially now that stakeholders are working to redirect the perspective of our football sector?
Why did those behind the attack chose a day to FIFA president’s visitation to Nigeria to paint us bad ?
One of the players they injured is a foreign player and one can also think about our image as a Nation .
Indeed, it was a Black Saturday in our Quest for our Football Development.
Ikechukwu Emeka Onyia©2016