Abuja: Hoodlums assault FCT FA Chairman

Alhaji Musa Talle, the chairman FCT Football Association, was on Saturday in Abuja assaulted by hoodlums at the Old Parade Ground Sports Complex.

The FA Chairman was a guest at the Nigeria National League (NNL) Week Two match between TEAP FC of Abuja and Mighty Jets of Jos.

Mr Mansur Abdullahi, the Secretary, Organising and Disciplinary Committee, FCT FA said that the hoodlums, who were supporters of the Mighty Jets of Jos, allegedly attacked the FA chairman during the game.

"Before the start of the match, we pleaded with the supporters of Mighty Jets to leave Pavillion `D’ and go to Pavillion `C’ which was designated for fans of the away team.

"However, while a few left, some others refused to heed our call and began to cause trouble.

"At half time, while our chairman was trying to calm the situation down, these thugs attacked and beat him, tearing his clothes in the process,’’ he said.

Abdullahi said he could not explain the fans action, adding, "there was no incidence of the referee disallowing a goal or anything of such that warranted their action.

"We do not see any reason why thugs will come here and start to attack our FA Chairman.

"This is the third time now that the supporters from Jos would be engaged in this kind of behaviour.

"Last season, they attacked match officials breaking our windows and destroying our dressing rooms in the process,’’ he said.

The Secretary said that it was high time that the NNL management took appropriate actions on the issue as the FCT FA could not tolerate it any longer.

The Week Two encounter between TEAP FC of Abuja and Mighty Jets of Jos ended goalless.

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