Nigeria representatives in the CAF Confederation Cup, Heartland FC of Owerri has lambasted their Cameroonian counterpart in last weekend’s encounter, Unisport Haut Nkam FC for inventing cheap propaganda to cover up their ouster from the campaign during the second leg tie between the two teams in Owerri
In release made available to Sunday Vanguard Sports media officer of Heartland FC, Cajetan Nkwopara said the coach of the Cameroonian side, Njili Pierre was quoted in the press on Thursday as claiming that the home fans invaded the pitch after Heartland FC scored their winning goal which came in the last minute of the extra time and threatened that his side would petition CAF over the matter.
Reacting swiftly, the Owerri side’s media chief said that the allegation by the Unisport coach was unfounded and an attempt by the visitors to cover up for their ‘show of shame’ which they displayed by refusing to continue the game after they conceded a second goal.
“The claim by Coach Njili is absurd, unfounded and obviously, an attempt by Unisport to escape justice,” the statement read in part
Continuing, it read, “No single fan got near the pitch while the game lasted.