Kwara United have informed Brila FM that three persons travelling in the team Bus were seriously injured and that the Police have opened investigation into the road crash.
Giving updates on the accident, Team Manager Jimoh Oke told Chidozie Okorojie on Sports Square that the three victims including – a Player, Welfare Officer and Cameraman – have been admitted to a hospital in Ibadan.
Recounting the incident, Oke said the Kwara United Team Bus had just started their journey from Ibadan to Ilorin before the accident happened.
‘We have three seriously injured people in our contingent. The Welfare Office, a Player and a Cameraman – whose names I can’t disclose for official reasons.
‘We just took off not quite three or four minutes. Suddenly a car in top speed came headed against our Bus.
So to avoid the collision our Driver swerved off the road, but crashed into a parked truck because at that point he lost control of the vehicle.
‘The organizers of the Super 4 have reached us through the NNL media Officer and we’ve informed them of this situation.
‘Currently, our Coach – John Obuh – is at the scene of the accident. As for our NPFL season opener, we’re not sure if it will happen but, that decision will be reached between the club and LMC.’ the Club official explained.
He also added that, ‘The Police have been to the crash site and have commenced investigation. The car that almost ran into us sped off.’