The Management of Abia Warriors FC of Umuahia has confirmed that Charles Tambe who was shot by hoodlums on Friday morning in Ibadan is in a stable condition.
It will be recalled Tambe was attacked by hoodlums while working out on the streets and he is said to be responding to treatment at the University College Hospital, Ibadan according to the club’s Sporting Director, Patrick Ngwaogu, the sportsbay reports.
“We have been monitoring situations at UCH Ibadan. I spoke with Tambe, and he is stable. They shot him towards his right hand with a local gun, but we are grateful to God the bullets just went through and didn’t pierce his body.
“The doctors at the hospital gave him urgent attention and put him on observations. He is in his normal high spirit, and hopefully by Saturday, the Doctors will give us further directives,” he said.
Meanwhile, officials of 3SC of Ibadan paid a visit to the recuperating goal tender.
They said that came to the hospital to show solidarity to the player, and ensure that he is adequately attended to considering the Pandemic in the country.
3SC General Manager, Dimeji Lawal led his Head Coach Edith Agoye, assistant coach Kabiru Alausa to the visit and wished him quick recovery.
It will be recalled that Tambe was a former goalkeeper at 3SC before he later joined Abia Warriors from Lobi Stars at the beginning of the current season.
Meanwhile, the Management of the Umuahia warlords has expressed her sincere appreciation to all football stakeholders for their unprecedented support towards ensuring that the life of Charles Tambe is saved.
According to the Sporting Director of Club Patrick Ngwaogu, the player is still receiving the best treatments at the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan
“The doctors are giving him the best of treatment and observing him closing to ensure that he is in a perfect condition before discharging him to reunite with his family members.
“They have confirmed that there are no broken bones from the bullet wounds”
“Our appreciations go to all football stakeholders for their concern on the player” Ngwaogu concluded.
In the same vein, the National Association of Nigerian Professional Footballers ( NANPF), has commended the efforts of the Management of Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia for the timely support it gave to rescue goalkeeper Charles Tambe when he was shot by hoodlums in Ibadan on Friday.
In a statement, released by the Communications department of NANPF, the union was glad that the player who has been responding to treatment, is also in a stable condition, and commended the management of the Abia Warriors for its timely response and support for the player, saying that such is unprecedented in Nigeria football
” We must commend the management of Abia Warriors FC for their moral and financial support to the player. Their response was timely and immediate, which no doubt went a long to lift the spirit of the player”.