‘Kaduna fans not happy with Enyeama’
General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) yesterday attributed the unlawful behaviour of Kaduna fans at last weekend’s 2017 AFCON qualifying match between the Super Eagles and Chad to the supporters’ anger over a comment by team captain, Vincent Enyeama, who condemned the federation’s decision to take the match to the Ahmadu Bello Stadium.
Enyeama had expressed his dissatisfaction with the choice of Kaduna for the match, citing security fears caused by the Boko Haram terrorists in the North.
Sanusi regretted that the fans decided to go on rampage in celebration of the Eagles’ victory over Chad, adding that the federation had taken so many measures to control such behaviour.
He regretted that such condemnable comments could come from the team’s captain, stressing that it could have led to the demonstration by Kaduna fans, even as he disclosed that the federation envisaged such reactions from the fans hence it mobilized enough security to curtail them.
“A lot has happened with the Kaduna match and we did a lot to control it. Kaduna fans were unhappy with comments from people over the choice of the town for the match. They planned to protest such comments with placards. We had to mobilize enough security to curtail them. That is why we should work hard and take measures to control such comments, especially when you know that you are an international figure. We have played several matches in Kaduna in the p