The chairman of Wikki Tourists, Alhaji Balarabe Yusuf ‘Douglas’, has alleged that dirty politics by those he tagged enemies of Governor Bala Mohammed and bad officiating are responsible for the crisis that has hit the club in recent times.
Speaking during a media parley, Yusuf further said the club is yet to formally receive the resignation of its ‘former’ manager, Abdullahi Adamu as the club chairman insisted that he and members of the club’s board only saw his resignation letter on social media.
It will be recalled following his side’s 1-2 home defeat to Bayelsa United on Sunday, Abdullahi resigned from his position barely a month after taking over the club’s vacant managerial job.
“The truth of the matter is that politics, not just football politics but dirty partisan politics by some elements, has infiltrated the activities of Wikki Tourists. If you watched Wikki matches last season and this season, you would notice differences. This season you will be angry because referees cheated us in unlike last season when we didn’t even have quality players. We had good goals disallowed by referees.
“Another tactic employed by the elements was deploying some people to cause trouble during our home matches so that we can be banned from our home.
“We have discovered some of the elements behind the plans to tarnish Wikki Tourists but I will not mention them now, especially those behind the last attack. They were inside the stadium when the unfortunate incident happened.
“They were eager to attack the referee so that the situation would escalate with a view to tarnishing the image of the Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed,” said Yusuf.