Gamers and officers of the Bauchi State government-owned membership, Wikki Vacationers Soccer Membership, on Thursday morning had been concerned in a highway accident.

DAILY POST had reported that the gamers escaped demise narrowly.

It was gathered that the gamers had been on their option to Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, to honour an NPFL match earlier than the accident occurred at Hawan Kibo in Plateau State.

Wikki Vacationers are scheduled to face Dakkada United within the league match scheduled for Saturday.

The accident was confirmed to journalists in Bauchi by the secretary of the membership, Abdullahi Ibrahim, by way of a phone chat.

In accordance with Ibrahim, the staff left Bauchi by 4:00 am Thursday morning and having a clean journey till the accident occurred in Plateau State.

He knowledgeable that one of many tyres of the bus during which the gamers had been travelling obtained burst whereas in movement and the car went aflame, including that the gamers and officers had been capable of escape unharmed.

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“Sure, one of many tyres of the bus burst and the car was engulfed by hearth. Luckily, the car didn’t somersault and all of the gamers and different occupants had been capable of escape by the home windows of the bus.

“Nobody was harm however the gamers and the occupants are in shock,” the membership secretary knowledgeable.

He added that although nobody was injured within the accidents, gamers’ kits and different gadgets belonging to staff officers had been burnt to ashes.

“Thank God nobody was harm, however the gamers are in shock as a result of all of them escaped by the home windows of the bus, however all their match kits, jerseys and boots had been burnt to ashes,” he stated.

Ibrahim disclosed that each gamers and officers had been nonetheless at Hawan Kibo, whereas efforts had been being intensified to return them to Bauchi, including that related authorities, together with NPFL officers, had been notified of the accident.

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“They (gamers and officers) are nonetheless on the scene of the accident ready for assist. We now have spoken with Plateau United to help us with a bus to convey our gamers house as a result of they’re in shock,” the secretary stated.

Requested what’s going to now occur to the match, Ibrahim stated he doesn’t know whether or not it could be rescheduled or will nonetheless go on as mounted.

In accordance with him, “the match is to be performed this Saturday and it’s imagined to be a reside match however, with this accident, we don’t know.

“We don’t know for now as a result of even when they’re to play the match, will they play barefooted?

“There was nothing that was faraway from the bus. We now have to establish the loss however all their luggage, gadgets, kits, jerseys had been all burnt. The gadgets are often gathered at one nook within the bus each time they’re travelling.”

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