Players and officials of Akwa United football club have been involved in a road accident occurred along Ezionye expressway in Enugu on Friday morning.
The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club was traveling to Kaduna to honour their Match Day 15 game against Jigawa Stars.
One of the players and two officials were taken to the hospital as an undisclosed number of the team members were said to have sustained injuries in the accident as released on its official Twitter handle.
“We have been involved in an accident along Ezionye express road, Enugu on our wan to Kaduna for our NPFL match day 15 game against Jigawa Stars. Players and officials have sustained injuries. One player and two officials have been taken to the hospital,” Akwa United wrote.
Speaking with the club’s media officer, Patrick Mfon, the players and officials are already stable and will be going back to Uyo later today.
“It was a normal road accident. It happened in Enugu, along 9th mile road. We are going back to Uyo. People sustained different degrees of injuries and those that were serious were taken to hospital and are in stable condition. We were planning to get to Abuja this evening and tomorrow get to Kaduna,” he said.
He further stated that the club chairman will meet with the League Management Company (LMC) to inform the organizers of their inability to play their game this weekend.
The Promise Keepers are fifth on the NPFL table with 23 points from 14 matches.
We have been involved in an accident along Ezionye Express road in Enugu on our way to Kaduna for our NPFL Match-day 15 game against Jigawa Golden Stars. Players and officials have sustained injuries. One player and two officials have been taken to the hospital pic.twitter.com/KJvQsr3XJj
— Akwa United FC (@AkwaUnited_fc) March 12, 2021