Sunshine Stars coach denies Lobi player assault, gives his own account

The suspended coach of Sunshine Stars FC of Akure, Kayode Julius, has denied assaulting Lobi Stars’ goalkeeper, Austin Egbe, during a warm up session before their rescheduled NPFL match on Thursday in Akure.

According to the coach, it was the Lobi goalkeeper that interrupted their prayer season and hit him.

“I was holding a water can at the center of the pitch while we were praying and all of a sudden, the Lobi player hit my hand and injured me in the process. He came a second time to attack me” he said.

While defending himself of the allegation of improper conduct leveled against him by the management of his club, which announced his immediate suspension, coach Julius, a former Nigerian junior international said, “how will I punch a player when I know the implication. I have no reason to fight any player,” he said.

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