Players, officials escape death as another NPFL club, Kwara United bus, suffer fire damages …3rd incident in one week

The Media Officer of Kwara United Football Club, Jimoh Bashir, says no lives were lost and no one was injured when the team’s bus caught fire in Asaba on Monday morning.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Ilorin-based club’s bus caught fire in Asaba, Delta as the team were returning from Enugu to Ilorin.

”We are grateful to God that none of our players and officials was injured in the incident, and no case of lost life or lives,” Bashir said.

He stated that the players and officials had also overcome the shock of the incident and were now in high spirits.

NAN reports that the team were in Enugu for their /2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Match Day 11 fixture against hosts Rangers International FC.

They lost 0-1 after Chiamaka Madu’s 30th minute goal in the match played at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium.

Bashir told NAN on Monday that passersby had helped the club’s players and officials to put out the fire which was noticed near the rear tyre on the bus’ left side.

He however disclosed that a number of mechanic personnel had been contacted to fix the problem with the bus before they could continue on their return home.

Wikki Tourists of Bauchi and Kano Pillars had suffered similar fate within the past week.

Then, Adamawa United had their players and officials attacked in the past days.


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