Auto crash: Ekiti United FC seeks postponement of NNL match
Following Tuesday’s lone crash involving the vehicle of Ekiti United FC, at least 16 out of about 19 players who sustained varying degrees of injury have been admitted at the Ekiti state Teaching Hospital in Ado Ekiti.
According to a statement issued on Wednesday by Qozeem Oladapo, the Media Officer of the club, couple of players and a staff who passed out due to shock needed serious medical attention before they were revived by the doctors..
“According to reports, medical experts have advised all players and staff who were in the vehicle during the accident to stay away from any tedious work like training and active football matches at least for the next nine days,” Oladapo said.
In the meantime, the crashed vehicle has been evacuated from the scene of the accident though it was badly damaged.
Meanwhile, secretary of Ekiti United fc, Ayodeji Olowolafe has said an official letter has been sent to the management of the Nigeria National League-NNL to inform the league organizers of the accident and its effects on the team.
On this weekend’s NNL match earlier scheduled to be played this weekend in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti United secretary said players of the team would heed doctors’ advice by staying away from training and league matches at least for now.
He said the affected players and staff will have to get over the psychological and physical effects of the accident.
He commended the prompt intervention of the state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi who directed immediate treatment of all affected people while also applauding the love shown the team by various groups and friends.