Driver Dies, Players Critically Injured As Team-Bus of Nigerian Football Club Involved in Ghastly Accident

Driver Dies, Players Critically Injured As Team-Bus of Nigerian Football Club Involved in Ghastly Accident

Babajide Orevba
July 18, 2021 at 3:42 PM
  • Easy Well FC members were billed for a scouting programme in Ibadan when they were involved in an accident
  • Reports say quite a number of the players on the bus were injured during the incident which occurred at Guru Bridge
  • It was gathered that the bus driver was confirmed dead following the accident, while the injured are being treated at the hospital

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A number of players of Easy Well Football Club were critically injured after the team-bus was involved in a ghastly motor accident on Saturday morning, July 17.

Newbreak are reporting that the driver of the vehicle was confirmed dead following the incident which occurred at Guru Bridge in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Nigerian outlet Best Choice Sport claimed that the squad was on the way for a scouting programme when the fatal incident occurred.

Heartbreak As Driver Dies, Players Critically Injured As Nigerian Football Club Involved in Ghastly Accident
Easy Well FC squad members. Photo: Easywell Football Club
Source: Facebook

It was also gathered that team-coach Gafar Muhammed who is an ex-Nigeria professional footballer, was part of the traveling team when the road mishap happened.

The cause of the accident remains as details was not disclosed, but the injured players are receiving treatments in the hospital

Easy Well FC played the 2021 Ogun State FA Cup final but lost 4-0 to winners, Gateway United.

Nigerian clubs – Akwa United, Oya FC, Wikki Tourists, Ekiti United, Enyimba, among others – have been involved in various road crashes this year.

Meanwhile, reactions have continued to trail the death of Chukwunonso Udala, the proprietor of Udala FC, who was killed by unknown gunmen on Tuesday, July 13.

Udala’s convoy was attacked by assailants and he lost his life during the incident as the football fraternity was thrown into mourning judging by his contribution of the late philanthropist to the development of football in Anambra state and Nigeria at large.

Nigeria’s Nationwide League One chairman Mohammed Alkali expressed sadness over the passage of the football stakeholder in his message to the family of the deceased.

Also, Nigeria Professional Football League club FC Ifeanyi Ubah, in a statement, said it leaves a bitter peel to swallow.

FCIU also condoled with family of Godsent Eriobu who doubles as the Team Manager and Secretary of the Anambra Independent Football League. earlier reported that Enyimba international players were said to have been attacked by supporters of Plateau United after their Nigeria Professional Football League matchday 29 fixture in Jos.

The game played at the Jos International Stadium on Sunday, June 27 failed to produce any goal after the regulation period and this got the home fans very angry.

Sources reveal they invaded the pitch and beat the players as well as the officials of the visiting team to the level of sustaining injuries.

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