*Says everyone affected by Heartland FC’s shameful behaviour would be adequately compensated.
The Proprietor of FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, on Sunday, condemned the attack on his club’s players, coaching crew and fans, by fans of Heartland FC, after a goalless draw with Anambra State based team at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, the Imo state capital.
Irked by the what he described as a shameful behaviour by the Heartland FC’s fans, Dr. Ubah, however, called for calm while sympathizing with victims of the attack.
This is even as he promised to adequately compensate the victims of the attack.
The attack was said to have left about 40 persons from the Anambra Warriors with varying degree of injuries and their vehicles vandalized.
In a statement personally signed by him, Ubah, who is also the Chairman, Anambra State Football Association said: “I wish to sympathize with our beloved fans, players and coaches for the wicked and despicable treatment meted out to them yesterday (Saturday) evening in Owerri after the team played out a goalless draw with Heartland FC at the Dan Anyiam Stadium.”
Stating that the game of football should not be seen as a violent adventure, the Anambra-born billionaire said: “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 added: “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 six 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.”