Heartland abandon league tie
Heartland goalkeeper Akpeyi
Kaduna United coach Tanko Lato told MTNFootball.com that they did not know why Heartland decided to abandon the game after an hour of action.
"Heartland abandoned the game for no just cause. We were leading 2-0 after 60th minutes with goals from Oliver Insidebe and Tony Michael,” said Lato
“We persuaded them to continue the game, but I suspect they didn’t want to concede more goals, so they decided not to continue with the game."
Heartland spokesman Cajetan Nwokpara told MTNFootball.com that they decided not to continue the game after it was obvious the referee was out make sure they lose.
"The game was inconclusive because our players refused to continue the game after the officiating became so bizarre that they could no longer bear it. Kaduna United were leading 2-0 by then,” he disclosed.