NPFL: Ikorodu United Players in Bus Crash

June 17, 2016, 3:55 pm

Ikorodu United players and officials were involved in an accident Friday evening in Enugu enroute Makurdi where they are expected to face Lobi Stars in Sunday’s Nigeria Professional Football League game.

No death was recorded but players sustained minor injuries as they escaped through the window of the Chisco bus.

“It happened at about 4pm this evening when a trailer was trying to get hold of itself , lost control and faced out bus,” media officer Babatunde Ayoola said.

“Players sustained minor injuries from the knees to the shoulder because everybody escaped through the window. The bus is condemned but we thank God that none of us died.”

However, he is unsure if the game against the Makurdi based team would hold as they have reported the case to the league organiszers.

“That is what we don’t know,” he continued. “ We are trying to get across to the League Management Company to help us postpone the game and we are waiting for their response.”

Ikorodu United sit at the base of the Nigeria topflight log with 15 points from 21 games.

Source: Goal.Com

Like this story? Get on the list for's FREE!.

Related News


Tuface, Annie in Benue To Support Flood Victims

The popular musician, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as TuFace, has arrived at the camp for internally displaced persons in Makurdi, the Benue St....

UEFA Extends Kit Assistance Scheme to 2022

UEFA has extended its successful Kit Assistance Scheme, which supports Europe’s smaller national associations....

We're ready to prove Judiciary wrong, says Uhuru, asks IEBC to set dates

President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked the electoral agency to announce the dates for the repeat presidential elections as soon as possible.


IEBC Made Deliberate Mistakes, NASA Lawyers Tell Supreme Court

Presidential election results declared were not based on evidence, Raila Odinga's lawyers have said, citing the mismatch of results in Forms 34....

Uber Picks Expedia's Dara Khosrowshahi As New CEO

Uber Technologies Inc chose Dara Khosrowshahi, the chief executive of travel company Expedia Inc, as its chief executive on Sunday, according to tw....