Alhaji Tade stated this in an exclusive Interview with Sunday Agunbiade while reacting to the reports of violence against one of his members, Sam Agba in Match Day one of Nigerian Professional Football League between Plateau United and Ifeanyi Ubah
‘As i speak with you as the President of the Nigerian Referees Association we are not going to send any of our referees to Jos for the time being if the authority involved do not take care of such miscreant from their match venue’
‘It is time that we got it right, there is an ardent need for total sanity in our football.
‘Football is a game of friendship, unity and sportsmanship, it not a game of war, neither a game of violence, we must correct that unruly mentality toward referees, let’s create room to have a new positive mentality toward referees and also the game’
In football, these three major things are paramount on the field of play either you win, loss or draw which as a club you certainly experience all these three things rightly mentioned in football.
You must have these three basic things i just mentioned at the back of your mind, if you don’t then your not ready for the game of football. That is the more reason why we need to get it right in this new 2018/2019 season.
Plateau United must look for another venue, the amiable President of the Nigerian Referee Association concluded by saying sanity must be restored in NPFL..
Reacting to the health status of Sam Agba with the release by Plateau United media department denying beating his members, Vice Chairman, Lagos State Football Association said his members are still receiving treatment in Jos and damage control done by the club holds no water as it does not tally with reality