The team bus of Nigerian Premier League side Ikorodu United was involved in an accident with a trailer on Friday, en route Makurdi for a weekend fixture against Lobi Stars.  The accident happened along AMA Brewery Road 9th mile in Enugu.

A team official and seven players were treated in hospital for minor injuries, with 11 players and six officials of the Lagos-based side escaping unhurt after jumping out of the bus windows.

Ikorodu United team from Lagos, in an auto-crash en route Makurdi, Benue State
Ikorodu United team from Lagos, in an auto-crash en route Makurdi, Benue State

A trailer was speeding in the direction of the Ikorodu bus, but the driver quickly swerved before the trailer crashed into another passenger bus, leaving it completely flattened, a team official said.

“It was a scary moment but we all managed to get out of the bus through the windows,” team media officer Babatunde Ayoola told BBC Sport.

“We are lucky to be alive because the crash impact killed all the passengers inside an 18-seater bus on the spot.

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