Gombe United Goalkeeper Attacked By Fans

Emmanuel Fabiyi feels sad by the attitude of some football lovers who cross the thin line between ‘fan’ and ‘fanatic’.

In his 20 years of playing in the Nigerian league he claims to have never been subjected to such treatment.

Gombe United goalkeeper Emmanuel Fabiyi has opened up on how he was attacked by his club fans after Wednesday’s rescheduled NPFL game against Enugu Rangers.

Speaking on a radio programme on Thursday, the Benin Republic international said in his two decades of playing in the league he has not experienced such a situation.

“They were accusing me that I sold the game to Rangers and that is not true” Fabiyi said on Brila Fm.


The 30-year old shot stopper was further infuriated by the Gombe United management who he accused of turning a blind eye.

“Nobody has called me up till now to even ask what happened, I am very disappointed” said Fabiyi. He made a move from Shooting Stars to Gombe United at the start of this season.

Gombe United came from two goals down to almost snatch a 3-2 win over Rangers in Wednesday’s clash.

The fans appear to have been angered because Rangers scored a free kick in added time. Some fans described the spot kick as poor and expected goalkeeper Fabiyi to have dealt with it.

The match ended 3-3.

Babatunde Samuel|Bounce


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