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Chikwelu Condemns Attack on Referees In Awka ; Football Is All About Friendship Not Violence He Cries out.

The Chairman of Anambra Football Association, Chikelue Iloenyosi has condemned the attack on the Referees that handled the Edel FC and Giant Brillars in a Nigeria National League (NNL) tie at the Awka City Stadium on Sunday.

Referee Charwal Wilfred from Delta state had his head broken and in a pool of blood, his assistants Asoluku Ihuoma from Imo State Referees Council and Uhuegbu Femi of Delta state Council had various degrees of injury.

Iloenyosi in a statement made available to the media said violence in Football is totally unacceptable no matter how well or bad officiating may have been in a game.

“Football is all about friendship and not violence. As the football governing body in Anambra, we condemn what happened in the NNL game between Edel FC and Giant Brillars.

“We would do everything possible to avoid a repeat of it. Fans should not resort to violence no matter how aggrieved they may be,” Iloenyosi said.

It would be noted that the Edel FC and Giant Brillars derby ended in violence with the centre referee and his assistants being battered.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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