Fifteen players die in Nigeria road accident

Lagos (AFP) – Nigerian football was hit by a second major tragedy in less than a month when 15 players were killed in a road accident near Akwanga, Central Nigeria on Sunday.

The head of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mohammed Sanusi, confirmed the incident, which involved players from FC Jimeta of Adamawa.

The team was on their way to Abuja for a professional league match, said Sanusi. Their Bus was involved in an accident and 11 players died at the scene while 4 others fied in the Hospital. Two other players are in danger list. “It is already another very sad day for Nigerian football”.

Last month, 18 female players were killed in Plateau State when their team Bus was involved in an accident.