Nigerian Premier League side, Akwa United Football team has been involved in a road accident which left three people hospitalized.
According to the football club, the team bus suffered the accident at Ezionye Express Road in Enugu, while traveling to Kaduna to face Jigawa Golden Stars in matchday 15 fixture at the Ahmadu Bello stadium.
It was learnt that a player and two officials were hospitalized after the accident. Akwa United Football team confirmed in accident in a tweet writing;
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.
Some of the players and officials sustained some injuries and one player and two officials had to be taken to the hospital.
The 2015 and 2017 Federation Cup champions are fifth in the Nigerian top-flight table, however, the League Management Company (LMC) are yet to confirm if the match will proceed as scheduled after the accident.
Earlier on Monday, Akwa United were held to a goalless by Warri Wolves while Jigawa Golden Stars suffered a 2-0 loss at Rivers United a day before.
Friday’s accident is the latest unfortunate event to hit the Nigeria Professional Football League after gunmen attacked Adamawa United in February and kidnapped their bus driver who was eventually released after the Adamawa State Government paid a ₦1 million ransom.