Kwara United secured a 2-1 over Katsina United on Sunday – to remain on the top of the NPFL table. The Harmony Boys made history, being the first team to defeat Katsina United – since their return to the NPFL.
The visitors took the lead through a free-kick from Afeez Nosir before J. Atule equalized for the host. However, Kwara United secured the three points through the boots of Michael Ohanu in the 96th minute.
After the game, Kwara United were held hostage at the stadium for about an hour.
Katsina United, however, denied Kwara United were held hostage in the stadium. They claimed that Kwara United coach Abdullahi Biffo owed one of their players, Abdulkareem Ahmed, money.
The report claimed to be signed by their media officer Nasir Gide – revealed the player insisted that if Biffo did not pay him his money – he would not let him leave the stadium.
“The truth about the matter is that the Kwara United FC technical adviser in person of Abdullahi Biffo – is owing one of Katsina United FC player Abdulkareem Ahmed the sum of 110,000 naira for the past two years which he refused to pay him back.
“The player Abdulkareem Ahmed used the opportunity to involve security personnel in the matter by asking the Kwara United technical adviser to pay him the money he owed him – which resulted in the players and their officials stay on the field after the match.
“He said he – will not allow the technical adviser to leave the stadium until he paid him the said money.
However, the Psychologist of Kwara United Gbenga Akinola tagged the report Malicious. According to him, Abdullahi Biffo left the stadium before the team.
“It’s malicious, then how would they explain the referee that – was mercilessly beaten. Biffo left the stadium for Kano immediately after the match, while we – were held, hostage.
He also disclosed that the coach denied owing the player any money. He, however, paid the player due to the interference of some Kwara United officials.
“If it was because of Biffo, why was he allowed to go out of the stadium? They just cooked the story. Biffo said he – was not owing the player because he didn’t collect any money from him.
“I was later told that – Biffo was persuaded – by some of us to pay the money, which he did. So why were we held hostage again?
“It was their former chairman, who is now FA chairman, that kept us in one conference room in the stadium after staying there for another 47 minutes. After some time, some Policemen arrived in their vehicles, escorted us to our buses then led us to our hotel.