One Shot As Gunmen Attack Sunshine Stars FC Team Bus

Gunmen on Thursday attacked the team bus of Sunshine Stars Football Club of Akure, injuring some officials and a crew member.

This was made known in a statement by the Media Officer of the club, Michael Akintunde.

Akintude said that the incident occurred along Ore-Benin Expressway at about 5.30 p.m., as the team was on their way to honour a Nigeria Premier Football League fixture against Bendel Insurance slated for Saturday December 9th in Benin.

“It’s saddens our hearts to inform Nigerians , especially football lovers that out team was attacked few minutes ago along Ore-Benin Expressway to honor an Elite League tie , against Insurance of Benin , scheduled for this weekend.

“Our ball boy was shot in the horrible attack, Our team manager and other club officials including players are seriously injured .

“It took the intervention of officers of the Federal Road Safety corp that helped rescue the injured officials and the shot individual to a nearby hospital.

“We hope you join us in prayers 🙏” the statement read.

Sunshine Stars defeated Shooting Stars 1-0 on Wednesday in a Nigeria Premier Football League Matchday 12 South-West derby encounter in Akure.

The Akure Gunners are 11th on the NPFL table with 16 points.

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