All manner of soft drink bottles were hauled at Nigerian players and supporters when the Ethiopians thought that they had scored an opener in the first half,” the release further read.
After the game the Ethiopian fans were said to have “laid ambush and started stoning the (Nigerian) team’s bus”.
“One of the heavy stones shattered the rear windscreen of the bus, sending all inside the bus scampering for safety.
“With all taking cover. Real Betis star, Nosa Igiebor was the unlucky one as the stone slashed his right palm leading to profuse bleeding that was immediately attended to by team doctor, Ibrahim Gyaran,”
The NFF has however insisted that the Ethiopians will not be maltreated when they visit Calabar for the return leg in November.