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Nigeria in state of shock after two U-17 players are seriously injured


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Nigeria football fraternity is in deep shock following the grisly road accident that saw two players of the National Under 17 National Team, Golden Eaglets get seriously injured.
They were involved  in an auto accident on Sunday, while on their way
to the team’s camp in Calabar.

The accident was said to have occurred when a motorcycle rider suddenly dashed into the road.

The driver swerved to avoid hitting the rider but ended up hitting a truck

The accident occurred at Dan Anacha Village in Taraba State.A one
Abubakar is reportedly to have suffered head and shoulder injuries,
while Friday Njengo was badly affected when the car they were
travelling in from Jalingo, Taraba State was involved in a ghastly
accident  which left villagers in the nearby village in a state of

Subsequently,NFF  President Aminu Maigari, who is in South Africa,
has ordered that team officials should monitor the situation of the
two players keenly and that two officials must immediately depart for
Jalingo for on-spot assessment of the condition of the players.

The Director of Technical Dr. Emmanuel Ikpeme has immediately conveyed this message to the U-17 National Team crew.

However, the remaining 28 invited players have all reported to their
Princeville Hotel Camp in Calabar as the team training begins in

The players were promptly taken to the Federal Medical Centre in
Jalingo by their relations. They are said to be responding to

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has been duly informed while
Golden Eaglets Head Coach Garba Manu has been in constant
communication with the hospital and monitoring the condition of the

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