There was palpable threat to life of players plying their trade with Supreme Court FC after Armed Robbers invaded their camp located within Angwashimu area in Mararaba, a suburb of Abuja on Friday night and took away valuable properties including monies and other materials worth thousands of Naira.
Eye witness account revealed that though no player lost his life while the Robbers’ onslaught lasted but few lads who remained in camp after majority of other players travelled for their away tie with Gombe United sustained minor injuries while trying to escape.
No fewer than 18 players departed the nation’s capital Friday morning and are currently in Gombe for match day six of the Nigeria National League (NNL) slated for Pantani stadium on Saturday.
One of the players, Tayo Johnson, a reserve goal keeper who did not travel with the rest of his colleagues while narrating the ordeal said “They came in good numbers thinking that all of us are around. When they entered the rooms, they started scattering everywhere and eventually took away playing boots, jerseys and personal belongings.
“They did not only come to our side, they also went to neighbors’ rooms around and took things from them. Even they attacked a mopol officer staying in the same compound with us immediately they entered… The robbers actually took our money.
When contacted, captain of the team, Hilary Nkaru who is in Gombe with his teammates confirmed the development even as he disclosed that many valuables belonging to players were taken away.
He maintained that despite the attack, they were focused on the tasks ahead.
Reacting, Supreme Court FC General Manager, Tolulope Oguntimehin who immediately visited the camp to ascertain the extent of damages, implored his boys to remain calm and focused.
Credit: News Diary