Armed men attacked a bus carrying Nigerian top-flight club FC Ifeanyi Ubah that left at least six injured in a terror shooting attack.
The Anambra Stateside had traveled for just five of the 14-hours for their match against the Jigawa Golden Stars when they were assaulted.
The bus driver suffered severe gunshot wounds and at least five others, including both players and coaches, have been left critically injured.
Armed robbers were said to have been disguised in the uniforms of the NYS Corps – a program for graduates required to complete a year of national service – when they attacked.
A statement from Ifeanyi Ubah on their Facebook read: “To the glory of God, no life was lost.
However, the driver was shot while some members of the coaching staff and players were critically injured. The affected persons are currently being treated and are responding to treatment.
Nigerian clubs typically have to travel long distances for fixtures, with this latest attack occurring on the same Lokoja road where Kano Pillars were involved in a similar attack.