Two Kids Reportedly Dead After Croud Trouble In West Nile Regional League Paidha Derby
Two kids were reportedly dead after rivals fans clashed during the West Nile Regional League Paidha derby between Paidha Black Angels and Paidha United FC at Bar Okokoro stadium on Sunday evening.
Three minutes to the final whistle, the Paidha derby between Paidha Black Angels and Paidha United FC was abandoned when the home fans started pelting bottles, stones and attacking the match officials.
This was after the center referee allowed Tekakwo James’ goal to hand Paidha United a lead in the 87th minute.
As a result, the visiting fans were celebrating while the home fans were unhappy of the officiation suggesting a foul on Khalid Odagiu during a build up that eventually led to the goal.
According to reports the home fans felt there was a foul on Khalid Odagiu and the goal shouldn’t stand hence they opted to pelt stones, bottles and beating match officials thus forcing the security to intervene with teargas and bullets that reportedly left two kids dead forcing the match commissioner to abandon the match.
Paidha United SC released the following statement on their official Facebook page confirming the incident: “Tear gas filled barokoro and game abandoned in the 87th minute following a legitimate goal scored by PUSC. The home fans took to violence throwing stones, bottles and all dangerous objects on the field of play, attacking the match referees, breaking chairs and injuring players and officials of PUSC…as PUSC we condemn in the strongest terms hooliganism.. life is at stake and the team is trapped at barokoro as security continues in running battles with the home fans.”
Below Are Some Photos During The Abandoned Paidha Derby