Akwa United of Uyo were on Thursday attacked by Armed robbers while returning from their match day 5 encounter with Kwara United, but survived, Nigeriasoccernet.com gathered.
The news was made public by the club stating that the unfortunate incident happened along Ogoni road, Rivers State while they returned from Ibadan after their game against Kwara Utd.
The vehicle of the team ran into a road block mounted by hoodlums who tried to attack with dangerous objects which destroyed the windows and glasses of the vehicle.
Team Manager of the club Sir Emmanuel Udoh described the incidence as unfortunately but thanked God for sparing their lives.
“The attack on our team along Ogoni road was one terrible experience and the psychological effects is what we need to put behind us fast.
“It was God that saved us from those hoodlums, who were determined to do anything to us. The worst part of it is that the attack happened in-between two police checkpoints.
“On behalf of Akwa United, I want to use this opportunity to appeal to all security agencies to redouble their effort especially along some well-known dangerous locations like Ogoni road”
Meanwhile, the team arrived Uyo 9:55pm that day.
By Uche Dozie