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Nigeria: Sunshine Stars, Ahly trapped in Mali


Ahly was in Mali to honour Stade Malien’s invitation while the Nigerian club, Sunshine Stars had a rendez-vous with Djoliba in the CAF Champions League tournament.

Host, Stade Malien edged visiting Ahly one goal to nothing while Sunshine and Stars drew 1-1.

Six players, two officials and two journalists all from the Nigerian camp planned to leave on Tuesday after a first group of players and officials had already left. They are trapped in the gunfire between government forces and the Malian rebels.

Tunde Shamsudeen, one of the trapped journalists says:

"The team may not leave for Nigeria due to sporadic shootings around the Aeroport International Airport, Bamako".

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