Investigations by combined forces of Policemen from the B Division of the Kwara State Police Command has revealed that the attack on Kwara United Football Club at the Main-Bowl of the State Stadium Complex has political undertone.
Kwara United Football Club was billed to play Koller Football Club in a friendly match this evening, before departing for Ijebu-Ode for the Governor Dapo Abiodun pre-season tournament, but some miscreants converged on the pitch, carrying placards with different messages.
The miscreants, some of whom were identified as players who had played for Kwara United Football Club and other teams in the state rained courses on the management, and attacked the General Manager, Bashir Badawiy, other officials and the Supporters Club of Kwara United FC.
Discussing the development with the Executive Chairman of Kwara State Sports Commission, Mallam Bola Mogaji in his office after persuading the miscreants without success, the Policemen said that the utterances of some of the miscreants clearly showed that most of them were paid for the disruption of the match.
The miscreants had earlier met the Executive Chairman of the Kwara State Sports Commission at the Kwara Football Academy, where he told them to allow the authorities handle their grievances the normal way, instead of taking laws into their hands.
They were also at Kwara United FC office on Friday, disrupted activities at the office, claiming that the team must sign more players of Ilorin origin.Mallam Mogaji said that they had earlier submitted a letter to that effect, and the Commission had commenced investigation, before the ugly interruption.
He said that forcing players on the team is absolutely unprofessional, and will be counter-productive at the long run.Going by reports, when the present management took over, Kwara United FC had only three Ilorin players, Issa Magaji, Ishola Abdullateef and Akeem Onigbari, who was then the Captain. But the current team has 11 players, with a concrete plan to groom more home based players through the junior team.
Mallam Mogaji said that the issue will be fully investigated, and anybody found wanted will be brought to book.
He admonished the players and officials of Kwara United FC to go ahead with their normal activities and preparations, as the situation will be put under control.