The University of Ghana basketball league came to a successful conclusion today with Mensah Sarbah hall emerging victorious.
However it was not all fun after the win, as violence quickly erupted between fans of Mensah Sarbah and Commonwealth hall.
With both sides celebrating on the court shortly after the final whistle, it quickly turned ugly as sticks and stones were thrown onto the court from all directions.
The commotion resulted in fans and spectators fleeing for fear of getting injured.
According to an eyewitness report, from a commonwealth hall resident, a bottle of water flying-in from the end of the field where supporters of the Vikings were, sparked the commotion.
“What I saw was that a bottle of was water flown to the Vandal section, and after, a bigger stone was thrown from the Vikings, and so once this happened the commonwealth boys had to react”.
However, Opinions have been widely divided, as some neutrals who were at the scene felt that the Vandals are the cause, as little rocks were being thrown by some section of the fans and the bottle of water was first thrown from the section of the Vandals, after the loss to their bitter rivals.
“ I blame the authorities, not to say Vandals have no right to also celebrate, but from what history has taught us, the security should not have allowed the Vandals to also come where the Vikings are. What we lacked here was a referee, not one in sports, but to stand in to ensure this did not happen. It was so out of Place. We know the tension and confrontation is always gone on anytime Sarbah meet Commonwealth Hall. I think Campus security has failed us, they always do”.
A former President of the Mensah Sarbah Hall made his submissions known in an exclusive interview with Radio Univers.
The chaos spilled out from the enclosed basketball court and onto the surrounding areas including the Athletics Oval and as far away as Mensah Sarbah main hall.
Authorities have expressed their disappointment and disgust on the behaviour of the feuding factions and will be considering sanctions.
By: Emmanuel Quartey l Universnewsroom