Nasarawa United, Supporters Club Sympathize With FC Ifeanyi Ubah Over Attack
By Amaechi Agbo
Nigeria professional Football League side, Nasarawa United and the Authentic Nigeria Football Supporters Club have sympathised with FC Ifeanyi Ubah over the unfortunate attack on the team by unknown gunmen in Friday, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
FC ifeanyi Ubah players and officials were Friday attacked in Okene Kogi State by yet to be identified gunmen on their way to honour matchday 6 encounter of the NPFL against Jigawa Golden Stars.
The attackers who shot at the driver got him injured while stray bullet also hit one of the players.
In their various letter s of sympathy to the club’s management, the Nasarawa United and the Auntentic Nigeria Football Supporters Club condemned the attack and called on the security agencies in the country to up their game in securing lives and property on the roads
“The Management of Nasarawa United Football Club, Lafia, wishes to commiserate with fellow Nigerian Professional Football League counterparts, FC Ifeanyi Ubah, over the armed robbery attack on the team’s bus today (Friday) in Okene, Kogi State, while on their way to Kano for their match-day six tie against Jigawa Golden Stars billed for Sunday.
“It is unfortunate how sportsmen should be the target of attack while on their professional duty. More needs to be done to ensure the security and insurance of players.
“We pray that God will grant those who sustained injuries speedy healing, while calling on the authorities concerned to ensure safer roads during this festive period,” the release signed by the club’s chairman, Ibrahim Abdulahi said.
On their part, the Authentic Nigeria Football Supporters Club through its president Abayomi Ogunjimi said the “robbery attack on the football club while on their way to honour a league match is unfortunate.
“Our sincere sympathy and prayers are with you at this moment. It’s our hope that you put behind you sad memories of the incident and forge ahead in your quest to win the league shield.
“We wish all those injured in the robbery attack speedy recovery and God’s divine protection over other clubs as they transverse across the country in their quest to honour their matches.”