The Commissioner for Youth Development and Sports in Ondo state, Saka Yusuf Ogunleye has expressed satisfaction with the officiating in the NPFL tie which saw Sunshine Stars play goalless with visiting Kano Pillars.
Yusuf-Ogunleye while fielding questions from newsmen shortly after the match at the Akure township stadium said the officials were diligent and professional all through the game.
He described Nigerian referees as individuals ready to develop the standard of the elite league in Nigeria.
” I’m satisfied with the performance of the match officials, they showed professionalism and which is expected of other referees in the elite league”
On the rumoured attack on match officials, the commissioner urged security operatives to fish out perpetrators if really there was an assault.
” I’m not sure there was an incident of such, but I’ve directed security operatives to investigate and I can assure you if the security agents discover such happened , those miscreants will be charged to court “
The commissioner said government will not encourage any act of hooliganism in sports and will make the state peaceful for officials during league matches.
He however charged sunshine stars players to put the outcome of the match behind them and be ready to pick points away from home in subsequent matches.