No Nigeria Player Trapped In Turkey Earthquake – NFF
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By Amaechi Agbo
The Nigeria Football Federation NFF has confirmed that no Nigeria player is trapped in the earthquake that rocked Turkey on Monday Morning.
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked areas of Turkey and Syria on Monday, causing devastation across the countries with rising casualties.
A second earthquake, with its epicentre near the city of Kahramanmaras, hit several hours after the first and the rising death toll is currently 1,200
The federation in a short message on its verified Twitter handle said on Monday assuaged fears among Nigerians on the possibility of Nigeria players being among those trapped in the rubbles stating that all the players plying their trade in Turkey are doing fine.
“The Nigeria Football Federation is sad about the unfortunate earthquake in Kahramanmaras city of Turkey.
“NFF President, Alh. Ibrahim Gusau has reached out to Nigerian players based in Turkey and they have all confirmed that they are fine,” the federation said.
NFF commiserated with families and people of Turkey affected in the disaster
“We pray the souls of the departed rest in peace even as we commiserate with the people of Turkey at this time.”
There are more than 10 Nigerian players who play in the Turkish Super League. They include, Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagümrük); Anthony Uzodinma, Brown Ideye (Göztepe Spor Kulübü); Olanrewaju Kayode (Sivasspor), Leke James (Sivasspor); Valentine Ozonwafor (Galatasaray) ; Obinna Nwobodo (Göztpe), among others.