Players and coach of the University of Jos on Monday alleged poor officiating after losing their football match 2-1 to University of Lagos at the ongoing 24th edition of the Nigerian University Games which is holding at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.
They alleged that the officiating was tilted in favour of UNILAG because of their team’s proximity to the competition venue. The players almost assaulted the officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps but for prompt intervention of other officials.
Our correspondent observed that a security officer had attempted to calm the UNIJOS players when they got infuriated. They also did not allow journalists to interview their coach while threatening to break their gadgets.
“Why do you want to speak with our coach after you have cheated us? This is meant to be students’ games but you are cheating again. If you try to bring your camera or midget, we will break it and beat you up,” they said.