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NPFL sympathise with Sunshine Stars over Attack



Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) has sympathised with the Management of Sunshine Stars FC whose players and Officials were attacked on Thursday. The attack reportedly took place along the Ore-Benin express road with some players and Officials said to have been shot by a yet to be identified assailants.

Hon Gbenga Elegbeleye, the NPFL Chairman, who has personally reached out to the club Chairman described the attack on the team as sad and unfortunate.

He commended Officers of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) that were said to have intervened to convey victims to a hospital and wishes speedy recovery to all who were injured.

The Akure club are scheduled to play against Bendel Insurance in one of the NPFL MatchDay 13 fixtures on Saturday at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin



Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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