Lagos - The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has empathized
with players and officials of Sunshine Stars FC who were involved in an auto
accident on their way to Akure after a two-month pre-season training in
No life was lost in the accident as some players and
officials are still recovering from the shock.
"We thank God that no life was lost in the incident,
but even at that, this is a difficult period for a club that has represented
this country courageously and purposefully in the past, said Barrister Musa
Amadu, NFF General Secretary.
"Our prayer goes out to the injured players to get well
The NFF also commiserated with the former international defender
Chikelue Iloanusi, whose father was murdered by kidnappers.
Pa James Iloanusi, 83, was kidnapped about three months ago
and his decomposed body was discovered by the police on Friday.
"This is a very sad incident. We commiserate with Mr.
Iloanusi over this unfortunate incident. We feel for him at this period because
he served the nation well in his playing days, and it must be quite tough for
him to lose his dear father in such a cruel manner".
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