Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Anambra state chapter, has condemned the armed robbery attack on the team of Nnewi-based FC Ifeanyi Ubah on their way to honour their week six fixture against Jigawa Golden Stars on Friday.
The Chairman of Ifeanyi Ubah club, Mr China Ubah, had in a release on Friday said the team was attacked by armed robbers operating at Kabba Junction near Lokoja in Kogi State.
Reacting to the unfortunate incident, SWAN in a joint Statement signed by Chairman and Secretary General of the association, Anthony Oji and Chimezie Anaso, described the moment as mixed feeling as it had nominated the Club for recognition as the most successful football club side in Anambra in an event it slated to hold in Awka Saturday.
“Anambra SWAN regrets and condemns the incident which occurred on Nov.29 and caused gun injuries to two occupants of the vehicle conveying the team to their NPFL M D 6 Week match against Jigawa Golden Star in Kano.
“We thank God that no life was lost while we pray for quick recovery of those who where injured.
“For us, it is a message of both congratulations and solidarity to the team because FCIU will later today, Saturday Nov. 30 be Specially Recognised the Most Successful Football Club in Anambra at the Lecture/Recognition Night of the Anambra SWAN Week in Awka.“May we never see/hear such again,” it stated.