Footballer stabs own coach to death in Kano

footballer stabs coach to death in Kano

A football player, Salisu Muhammad, has allegedly stabbed his own coach to death in Kano State.

The 18-year-old suspect was said to have stabbed his 30-year-old coach, Mujitapha Musa, over a disagreement on football matters.

The suspect and victim are both residents of Yakasai quarters, Kano Municipal local government area.

Mr Musa was said to have died while being taken to the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital after being stabbed on the chest.

Kano police spokesperson, Haruna Abdullahi, in a statement said the suspect also injured one Suleiman Muhammed, 21, with the same knife.

Muhammad said his rift with the coach began some six months ago when he (suspect) made a mistake that led to their loss in a match that the coach considered as a must win.

“When I made that blunder, he abused me and abused my parents which made me angry and I threw his jersey and left the field. Ever since then I joined his opponents and opposed them whenever they are having match.

“Last Saturday, they had a match and as usual, I went to oppose their team. He threatened that he will beat me up whenever he caught me. I saw him when people were returning from viewing centre where they watched El-Clasico (Madrid vs Barcelona match),” he said.

The suspect said his coach slapped him when they met and began to manhandle him, provoking him (suspect) to bring out a knife with which he used to stab his coach.