Ifeanyi Ubah Players Attacked
Players of Nigerian league side FC Ifeanyi Ubah were on Friday attacked while travelling to Kano for their scheduled Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) game against Jigawa Golden Stars.
A statement from the club confirms no life was lost in the incident.
Our players and officials were attacked by armed robbers along Kabba junction near Lokoja this afternoon on their way to Kano to honour Sunday's @LMCNPFL #MD6 fixture against Jigawa Golden Stars. pic.twitter.com/reYdN2hWvA— FC Ifeanyi Ubah (@FCIfeanyiUbah) November 29, 2019
The club says the travelling group ran into a group of armed robbers along Kabba junction, near the Kogi state capital of Lokoja.
The statement read: “This is to inform the general public that about 1:30pm today, players of FC Ifeanyi Ubah (Anambra Warriors) who were travelling to Kano for their scheduled NPFL match day six fixture against Jigawa Golden Stars ran into a group of armed robbers dressed in NYSC uniforms, operating at Kabba Junction, near Lokoja in Kogi state.”
“To the glory of God, no life was lost. However, the driver was shot while some members of the coaching crew and players were critically injured. The affected persons are currently being treated and are responding to treatment.”
Following the incident, the club has called on the federal government, Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) and the League Management Company (LMC) to “ensure the safety of teams who have no choice than to travel by road.”
The club has also enjoined fans, well-wishers and Nigerians to “keep the entire management, coaching staff and players in their prayers in this moment of despair.”
FC Ifeanyi Ubah are 10th on the NPFL log with eight points from five games.