Heartland players sustain injuries in auto accident


By Tunji Faleye with agency report

No fewer than nine players of Heartland Football Club of Owerri sustained various degrees of injuries when their bus collided with Nigerian Army Hilux Jeep on Kano/Jos road near the Ramat Polytechnic in Maiduguri, Borno State.
The injured players have been taken to hospital for medical treatments while other players have been transported to the hotel.

Naze Millionaires were in Maiduguri to honour the NPFL matchday 35 clash against El Kanemi Warriors on Thursday at the Maiduguri Township Stadium.

Supersports reported that the team arrived safely in Maiduguri on Wednesday only to have accident when going to their hotels.

Tahir Bala, El Kanemi Warriors secretary, when confirming the auto accident says, “Yes, the bus conveying Heartland team from the airport to their hotel just had an accident with an army car but no death was recorded rather about nine players sustained bruises.

“We are making frantic effort to take the injured to hospital for treatment while arrangement is on going to take others to their hotel. That’s what I can say for now.”
The top-flight clash could not hold on Saturday like others as Heartland were unable to secure a flight to Maiduguri on Thursday from Abuja.

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