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Footballers, fans attack referee in Ebonyi


Governor Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi State has condemned the attack on Sebastian Onwe, the referee for the final match of the 2023 governor’s cup competition on Sunday evening.

“The management will take a decision on the attack on the referee because we are not known for such acts,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that players and supporters of the Ishielu Local Government Area team swooped on the referee after the match, chasing him all over the stadium as he ran for his life.

The governor personally intervened in rescuing the referee from the mob which overpowered the security men trying to protect him.

NAN reports that Ebonyi Local Government Area won the trophy by beating Ishielu 2-1 while Ohaozara Local Government Area came third by defeating Izzi 1-0 in the third-place match.

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