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Ordinarily, we would prefer not to engage in any media war with our fellow Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side Enyimba as regards the unfortunate incidents of Sunday, April 9, in Katsina.

But we also wish to put it on record that despite several denials Enyimba goalkeeper Fatau Dauda elbowed a ball boy soon after our second goal on Sunday.

This was in the presence of Assistant Referee 2, who immediately called the attention of the centre referee, who in turn invited the medical team to attend to the ball boy.

The ball boy was subsequently rushed to hospital, where he was revived after he lost consciousness.

At the General Hospital in Katsina were the match commissioner D.B. Bada and match assessor Kosoko B. as well as the chairman of Katsina United, Aminu Balele Kurfi, secretary of Katsina Football Association and team manager Abduganiyu Adeleke.

These officials led by chairman of Katsina United later met with the family of the badly injured player and assured them all his medical bills will be cleared by Katsina United.

A personal apology was also tendered on behalf of Enyimba to the family of the boy particularly after they had threatened to withdraw their son from football.

We thank God that the boy has now been discharged from hospital as a result of the prompt medical attention he received.

We also wish to address the issue of the smashing of the Enyimba team bus by some miscreants.

After this unacceptable action, we swung into action and replaced the affected windows of the bus. This we did right up to 2.30am Monday and it is on record that Enyimba left Katsina with their bus in good condition.

My colleague and brother Jude Anyadufu also agreed to withdraw the formal complaint by Enyimba as regards this incident.

We believe we have stated clearly our position on the issues that arose on Sunday.

 

KATSINA UNITED MANAGEMENT

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