Coach Fatai Osho of Eyimba of Aba, said his side was not beaten fair and square by Guinean side, Horoya, in the second leg of the CAF Confederations Cup between both clubs on March 8 in Conakry.
In the first leg in Aba, Eyimba and Horoya played 1-1 but in the reverse fixture the Nigeria’s representative lost 2-0, a defeat, Osho in a Facebook post alleged that it was down to crude tactics employed by the Guineans.
The post: “A complete disgrace. A team incapacitating her opponents through chemical agents during a match. This is absolutely unbelievable. I still can’t believe the shameful desperation of this Horoya team. Waiting for CAF position on it though.”
Continued: “If quick measures are not taken, they might ignorantly kill one of their opponents in their bid to be successful. We scooped that Enyimba FC is the third team to suffer this agonising fate in Horoya AC hands.
“It was actually the Horoya AC players that perpetrated this act alongside the ball boys who hold these things for them. They capitalise on the opportunity of throw-in and corner-kicks to get it into the field to drop on opposing players.
“It is called ‘werepe’ in Yoruba language. No player will have this on his body and be able to perform and concentrate again. I still find it difficult to believe till this moment. They are a bunch of fraud and cheap people.”
Werepe is nettle beans; some people, especially Edo/Delta call it “Devil beans” to underscore its terrible effect on human. It stings seriously when one comes into physical contact with it.