At Least One Injured As Suspected Robbers Attack Enyimba Team Bus

At least one player was left with serious injuries after suspected armed robbers waylaid the team bus of Enyimba as they made their way to Aba on Thursday.

The Nigeria Professional Football League champions were heading back to their base following a 2-0 win against Adamawa United at the Pantami Stadium, Gombe, on Wednesday.

The attack reportedly happened along the Enugu-Okigwe-Umuahia Expressway in Imo State.

Players and officials reportedly fled into the nearby bush to escape the daredevil robbers who gained entrance into the bus by shattering the windshield and surrounding windows.

Club sources say an unnamed player was left with cuts from the shattered glass but no other casualties were recorded as the robbers made away with cash and personal effects of the team.

It is the second such attack the Aba-based side have faced recently after also enduring a similar attack near Okene, Kogi State in 2016 on their way to Kaduna for a Super Four Tournament.

Incidents of NPFL clubs running into trouble on the roads are rife with clubs mostly travelling long distances by road due to financial constraints.

In 2015 a bus attack left five Kano Pillars players with bullet wounds while travelling to Owerri.

Last November, FC IfeanyiUbah were attacked by armed robbers, leaving several players critically injured and the bus driver with bullet wounds.