Heartland goalkeeper Ebele Obi has alleged that he was assaulted by the owner of FC IfeanyiUbah and his security men after a league match in Nnewi in midweek.
Home team FC IfeanyiUbah won the game 1-0.
But the older brother of Chelsea star Mikel Obi said on a radio interview he was attacked by the club proprietor and his security details soon after he approached the referee to complain about his biased officiating.
“The referee booked me during the game, I was mad at him and after the game, went to him to complain about his bad officiating along with my players. He said he will report me to the NFF and then he gave me a red card. I did not raise a finger at him, but he still fell down as if I had hit him,” narrated Ebele.
“The owner of IfeanyiUbah then rushed on to the pitch and he punched me on the face and I fell down, his security men then continued to beat me, our second goalkeeper and our captain.
“I had to rush to our supporters for safety.”
He added: “I don’t know what has become of Nigerian football, but I’m so disappointed, seriously.”