The opening game of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) 2016/17 season between Kano Pillars and FC IfeanyiUbah at the Sani Abacha Stadium Kano was abandoned following a protest by the Anambra Warriors,
The hosts were leading 1-0 with a goal scored by Gambo Mohammed, 30 minutes of the game before the incident.
The game was forced to stop on a controversial note with the centre referee Folusho Ajayi disallowing what FC IfeanyiUbah insisted was a legitimate goal at the point of the break.
The Second half later resumed but was abandoned five minutes after, when referee Ajayi sent an FC IfeanyiUbah official into the stands for unsportsmanlike behavior with the away side refusing to continue play despite pleas by the match commissioner.
The Management of ifeanyiubah has since apologized in a press release, condemning the unsportsmanlike act of their Team Manager, Jonathan Igwe, which has been Suspended... But we still await LMC official statement on the matter