Two unconscious IfeanyiUbah FC players have been revived. The team was involved in auto crash on the Benin-Ore Expressway on Friday afternoon on their way to Ijebu Ode for their Nigeria Professional Football League match against Sunshine Stars on Sunday.
The accident, which happened at the Ore end of the road, involved a Sports Utility Vehicle. The players and officials were rushed to a hospital in the town, where they received treatment.
IfeanyiUbah were heading to Ijebu Ode for their Nigeria Professional Football League match against Sunshine Stars on Sunday.
According to the spokesman of the club, Iyke Nwokedi, the bus and the SUV collided and six players and officials were seriously injured.
“The accident was actually unexplainable. The collision couldn’t be avoided but we thank God that no life was lost,” he said.
“Six of our players, who sustained varying degree of injuries, and two that are unconscious regained consciousness after receiving treatment at the closest medical facility near the site of the accident.
“Also, some of the hospitalised players have been discharged from the medical facility, where they were treated. They will receive proper medical attention back home while being monitored.”
Nwokedi said, it was not yet clear if the team would go ahead to honour the match on Sunday.
He said, “It was a sad incident and we have immediately notified the League Management Company and we await a response from them – at least we will wait 24 hours.
By Saturday, we should have a clearer picture of what will happen – whether we will play the match or not.
“We also need to assess the state of the players before we can decide on the match. Some of our key players are among the injured and all those in the bus are still in shock over the incident.
However, we will get some of the reserve players and get them on the road to Ijebu Ode in case the LMC insists we play the match.”
IfeanyiUbah is sixth in the league with 53 points.