Plateau United Olaniyi Olayinka is currently undergoing surgery at the Bilham University Teaching Hospital (BUTH), Jos following injuries he sustained in the aftermath of the horrific bombings in Jos last Friday. Olaniyi was among the casualties at the scene of the blast.
The player who suffered a fracture on his left leg and a serious eye injury is currently at BUTH for specialist medical attention.
Confirming this to SuperSport.com, Coach of the team, Ndubuisi Nduka said the incident has thrown the mood at the camp of the league’s strugglers into depression.
“No one is happy here. It is quite sad because it happened without any warning. He just went out to pick up some personal effects. As soon as he came out of his car, disaster struck. We are thankful to God that he is still alive.
As I speak to you, he is at the theatre where doctors are working on his fractured leg and other injuries.
Hopefully, he will back on his feet in no time,” Nduka said.
The former Dolphin assistant manager also revealed that the Plateau state government has taken responsibility of the cost of treatment for the stricken star.
“We want to thank the government for this move. It is quite touching and I am sure his family will appreciate this. We at the club are also a hundred percent behind Olaniyi.
Our hearts are with him and we wish him the quickest of recoveries,” he said.
Olaniyi is in his second stint at Plateau United and has previously played for the defunct Nipost FC, Julius Berger and Gombe United.