Emmanuel Emenike and the rest of his Fenerbahçe teammates were lucky men after a gunman fired shots at the team’s bus on their way back from a 5-1 win over Caykur Rizespor.
Fenerbahce’s team bus was shot at by attackers armed with shotguns, leaving the vehicle’s driver wounded but the players and staff unharmed.
Emenike who has been battling poor form and almost walked off the pitch two weeks ago following boos from his team fans was punished for his actions as he was left on the bench untilthe 55th minute when they were already five goals up but he will still have a reason to cheer after escaping unhurt from the gun shot incident, which almost ran the car off a cliff as bullets hit the team driver.
The driver was hospitalised with wounds he suffered from the attack and doctors have since confirmed that a metal object was found in the driver’s head, which was bleeding profusely upon his arrival.
Location of the shooting at Trabzon lead to suggestions by Fenerbahce’s vice president Mahmut Uslu that Trabzonspor supporters were behind the attack, though there is no evidence to support such assertions.
There has been no love lost between Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor since the aftermath of the 2010-2011 season, when the former won the title ahead of the latter despite being embroiled in a match-fixing scandal.
Trabzon’s governor Abdulcelil Oz initially claimed the damage was done with stones but released a subsequent statement suggesting the bus was definitely shot at by a weapon.