Nigerian footballer, Salisu Muhammad has allegedly stabbed his coach, Mujitapha Musa in Kano state.
The footballer was said to have had a serious argument with his coach over a match that the team lost.
The deceased was the coach of Yakasai quarters. He passed away on the way to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, following the injury he sustained in his chest from the stab by his suspect.
A statement issued by the Police spokesperson, DSP Haruna Abdullahi, said the suspect also injured one Suleiman Muhammed.
The suspect has been arrested and the knife with which he used to stabbed the two victims was recovered from him.
Salisu explained that the problem started over six months ago when he 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 Elclassico (Madrid vs Barcelona match).’’
The suspect said the victim slapped him when they met and manhandled him which provoked him to stab him on the chest.