Majority of the football clubs and sports federations has sent in their condolence messages to FC Ifeanyi Ubah (Anambra Warriors) armed robber attack during their trip to honour Nigeria Premier Football League Match Day 6 in Kano.
The attack which happened at 1:30pm on Friday, when they ran into a group of armed robbers dressed in NYSC uniforms, operating at Kabba junction, near Lokoja in Kogi state as stated by the FCIU Media Officer.
“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. “
Nothing again to say as the spirit of sportsmanship came to play when almost the clubs’ management and other Nigeria Sports Federation rose up to sending in their condolence messages and even going to visit the team where they are lodged after the attack.
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.
However, FC Ifeanyi Ubah (Anambra Warriors) will play against Jigawa Golden Stars in the Match Day 6 encounter but with the situation on ground the match will be postponed till further notice.