The Board, Management and staff (playing and non playing) of Lobi Stars F.C sympathize with Akwa United over the team’s involvement in a head on auto crash while travelling to honor an NPFL 2020/2021 Match Day 15 fixture against Jigawa Golden Stars in Kaduna.
The ghastly auto crash occurred along Enugu-Onitsha express way, near Iva-Valley, Enugu, Friday 12th March, 2021 when a Mercedes Benz 911 truck ran in to the team official luxury bus head on and the bus veered off the road and almost run into a packed tanker fully loaded with aviation fuel, headed to the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu.
An eye witness report revealed that, four players and two officials sustained injuries and were immediately rushed to Enugu State University of Science and Technology Teaching Hospital at Park Lane in Enugu for medical attention.
The Secretary/Interim CEO of Lobi Stars Mr Emmanuel Terzungwe Chugh while speaking to Lobi Stars media gave glory to God that no life was reported lost in course of the accident. Mr Chugh lamented the deplorable condition of Nigeria roads which makes it highly harzardous for NPFL Clubs to be traveling long distances on road to honor League games.
The Interim CEO of Lobi Stars emphasize the dangers on Nigerian roads which goes beyond accidents but also security concerns. The kidnap case of Adamawa United still fresh on our minds. He called on the LMC and NPFL Club Owners to collectively workout an arrangement with a partner airline to be airlifting teams to distant league venues across the country at subsidized rate if not fully sponsored to avoid future occurrences of such regrettable incidences. A stitch in time saves nine.
While appreciating God Almighty for miraculously sparing the lives of the players and officials of Akwa United, we send our deepest concern and best wishes of quick and speedy recovery both physically and psychological trauma associated with such incidences.