The chairman, Oyo State Sports Council, Hon. Gbenga Adewusi, aka Arole, was attacked and injured at the Lekan Salami Sports complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan by hoodlums shortly after the match between 3SC and Mountain of Fire (MFM) football club, on Sunday.
A statement issued on Sunday evening by Tunde Ajibike, the Director of Media and Communications of the Sports Council, said the chairman was infiicted with injuries on his face and other parts of his body and was rushed to the hospital by the General Manager, Mr Gboyega Makinde, and other officials of the council.
Ajibike quoted the chairman as saying that he was trying to prevent the hoodlums from attacking the 3SC players in the dressing room when the hoodlums descended on him.
“The attackers attempted to vandalise the stadium by throwing chairs and stones at the staff of the sports council that were persuading them to desist from the willful and malicious destruction of facilities at the stadium,” Ajibike said.
He explained that the attackers escaped before the intervention of the law enforcement agent, adding that the incident was formally reported to the police .