The players of FC Ifeanyi Ubah (Anambra Warriors) were robbed by armed robbers dressed in NYSC uniforms on Friday, 29th November on their way to Kano for a match.
The Anambra Warriors were robbed around 1:30pm on Friday on their way to Kano for their scheduled NPFL matchday 6 fixture against Jigawa Golden Stars, by a group of armed robbers dressed in NYSC uniforms, operating at Kabba junction, near Lokoja in Kogi state.
Their bus driver was shot while some members of the coaching crew and players were critically injured.
According to the FCIU management, “no life was lost” and the affected persons are currently being treated and are responding to treatment.”
“We wish to use this medium to appeal to the Federal Government as well as football regulatory bodies; Nigerian Football Federation(NFF) and the League Management Company (LMC) to further intensify security efforts to ensure the safety of teams who often have no choice than to travel long distances by road, especially clubs owned by Private investors who are made to invest their hard earned money in the growth and development of Nigerian football,” says FCIU management, in a press statement.