The bus conveying members of the Ifeanyi Ubah football team was involved in a head-on collision with a passenger cab, which was overloaded.
Six members of the team reportedly sustained varying degrees of injuries.
According to Chairman of the club, Chukwuma Ubah, the accident occurred on Friday morning when the team players and some officials were heading to Ijebu Ode for the NPFL Matchday 36 fixture with Sunshine Stars, set to hold on Sunday, 3rd of September, 2017.
He said in a statement confirming the incident: “Sequel to the reports making the rounds this morning. We wish to confirm that FC IfeanyiUbah team bus conveying players and officials was involved in a car accident along Benin/Ore expressway while on our way to Ijebu Ode to honour the NPFL Matchday 36 fixture with Sunshine Stars billed for this Sunday, 3rd of September, 2017.
“Six of our players sustained varying degree of injuries and two that are unconscious hitherto have regained consciousness and are receiving treatment presently at the closest medical facility near the site of the accident.
“We wish to express our felicitations for your concern, support, outpour of emotions, deepest thoughts and prayers at this sad times.
“More details as regards if we would be able to honour the match on Sunday or not will be made known shortly.