The Nigeria Football Federation has commiserated with the Bauchi State Football Association over the death of eight football players in an auto crash in Bauchi State on last week.
NFF President, Alhaji Aminu Maigari said the accident, which occurred on Tuesday along the Zubo-Azare road in Katagun local government area of Bauchi State and also claimed several other lives has thrown Nigeria football family into grief, so early in the new year.
“It is a thing of sorrow that so early in the new year, such an accident happened. We are all in a mournful mood right now, thinking of what could have been for those young footballers and their families”, Maigari told Bauchi FA chairman, Alhaji Yahuza Adamu Ningi.
Reports said the footballers were travelling in a bus which collided with a Honda car along the said road, leading to several deaths, while many were also injured.
The vehicles went up in flames and the deceased persons were burnt beyond recognition.
“Our prayer is that Almighty God will grant the deceased eternal rest while giving the families they have left behind the fortitude to bear the loss”, concluded Maigari.