Disappointed Kano Pillars fans vented their frustration by attacking match officials, while coach Kadiri Ikhana was beaten black and blue after their darling club fell 1-0 at home to Akwa United today.

The fans threw missiles and other dangerous objects, before they attacked the match officials, who barely made it to the dressing room with the help of the police.

The police were then forced to fire tear gas to disperse the angry fans.

Akwa United chairman Paul Bassey told SCORENigeria: “The fans just went crazy. They first attacked the referees and then their coach (Ikhana).

“We are still inside the stadium, but we are shielded by the police.”

Akwa United, who were led by Kano-born coach Abdul Maikaba, inflicted Pillars their first home loss this season.

Striker Christian Pyagbara delivered the match winner on 19th minute with an assist from Kano-born striker Alhassan Ibrahim aka ‘Muazam’.

Interestingly, this was the same match venue, where FC Ifeanyiubah refused to continue the opening game of this season.

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