A cross section of football lovers in Ekiti state have described the danger that players of Ekiti United fc are now exposed to as unfortunate and unbelievable.
Speaking with some members of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria-SWAN, Ekiti state chapter at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium in Ado-Ekiti, some football lovers said it was highly embarrassing to see players who were recently involved in an accident on commercial motor cycles to and from the stadium for training on a daily basis.
The football enthusiasts who called on the state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi to expedite action on the provision of a befitting vehicle for the state representative in the national football league.
They noted that the players who were still battling with the psychological effects of the accident should not be exposed to further danger and mental torture adding that the players who are not earning enough salaries compared to many of their contemporaries in other state football teams have been spending their paltry resources on transportation.
Similarly, members of the Ekiti United Motivators Circle have said the current situation would dampen the spirit and moral of the players and coaches as their hope of getting a new and befitting vehicle to take them to match venues outside the state looks slim except the state government intervenes.
The Motivators Circle members said only government or those in government could help Ekiti United football club during this trying period.
Findings by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria-SWAN,Ekiti state chapter revealed that the team is not sure of how to make the trip to Enugu on Tuesday for their midweek NNL match against Giant Brilllars due to non-avaibability of a vehicle.
All efforts to speak to the management of Ekiti United fc proved abortive as none of the management team nor coaches was ready to speak to the press on the challenges faced by the players on the issue of transportation problems.
Recall that Ekiti United players were involved in an auto crash on Tuesday while coming from Ikere to Ado after training.
The players who were hospitalized had since been discharged and resumed training amid transportation inconveniences.