Sunshine Stars face stiff punishment from the League Management Company after their fans allegedly attacked match officials following Sunday’s 0-0 home draw in the Nigeria Professional Football League against Kano Pillars at the Akure Sports Complex.
The Owena Waves were frustrated by the visitors in the encounter who put up a disciplined performance in the game to continue their push for the title.
It was the first time Sunshine Stars have failed to record a win at home in the Nigeria Professional Football League this season.
Referee Damian Akure and his assistants Emmanuel Apine and Lewis Gwantana were allegedly attacked after full-time by Akure fans unhappy with the match officials’ performance in the match.
The Akure club have been heavily fined and sanctioned by the LMC in recent seasons due to the unruly behaviour of their fans at the Akure Sports Complex.
They were banished to the Otunba Dipo Stadium, Ijebu ode last season over crowd violence and only returned to the Akure Sports Complex this season.