The Chairman, Oyo State Sports Council, Hon. Gbenga Adewusi, has revealed why hoodlums attacked him at Lekan Salami Stadium, on Sunday.
Recall that Adewusi was injured by suspected hoodlums after a match between Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) and MFM Football Club of Lagos, which ended 1-1.
Speaking with PUNCH Metro, Adewusi said that he was attacked because fans of the Ibadan club thought that he sold the game.
He stated that despite not being the coach of the club, the fans wanted him to make 3SC win by all means.
The chairman said some of the hoodlums accused him of making them lose N5 million in an online betting.
“I was at the stadium for the game between 3SC and MFM, which ended in a 1-1 draw. Some fans of the 3SC club attacked me over that match.
“Their accusation was that I was the one who sold that match to MFM, who are 20th on the table and they said that I made them lose over N5 million in the game that they played on an online gambling app.
“I was battered by the hoodlums and was almost killed. I ran to the dressing room, but they wanted to destroy the dressing room. This was a stadium that was just renovated by the Oyo State Government and the fans wanted to destroy it,” he said.