A train carrying Nigerian Premier League side FC Ifeanyi Ubah was pounded by armed robbers withdrawal some players “critically injured” according to a club.
FC Ifeanyi Ubah reliable a train was shot during nearby Lokoja, collateral of a executive state of Kogi, as it gathering players to an divided compare opposite Jigawa Golden Stars in Kano in a north of a country.
“The motorist was shot while some members of a coaching organisation and players were critically injured. The influenced persons are now being treated and are responding to treatment,” a bar pronounced in a statement.
“We wish to use this middle to interest to a Federal Government as good as football regulatory bodies Nigerian Football Federation(NFF) and a League Management Company (LMC) to serve feature confidence efforts to safeguard a reserve of teams who mostly have no choice than to transport prolonged distances by road, generally clubs owned by Private investors who are done to deposit their tough warranted income in a expansion and growth of Nigerian football,” a matter added.
The secretly run FC Ifeanyi Ubah became an central partner of English side West Ham in 2016.
Nicknamed ‘The Anambra Warriors’, they are now in mid-table in a country’s tip flight.
As a country’s mercantile problems have worsened, clubs have been forced to cut their transport expenses, creation dangerous highway journeys destined for many clubs.
Back in Mar 2015, 5 Kano Pillars players were shot by gunmen in an conflict on a club’s environment as they trafficked to Owerri for a start of a Nigerian Premier League season.
Ten months later, a train of two-time African champions Enyimba was pounded by armed robbers as they trafficked to a pre-season tournament.
Clubs in a Nigerian tip tier, including Ikorodu and Akwa United have also been concerned in highway accidents en track to divided matches.