Sunshine Stars of Akure have suffered heavy casualties as the team bus was attacked by suspected hoodlums on the Ore/Benin Expressway.
The Akure Gunners are on their way to honor the 2023/2024 Match Day 13 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) fixtures against Bendel Insurance FC.
The Media Officer of Sunshine Stars, Michael Akintunde, disclosed that a ball boy was shot while others were seriously injured.
"It saddens our hearts to inform Nigerians, especially football lovers, that our team was attacked along the Ore-Benin Expressway to honor an elite league tie against Insurance of Benin, scheduled for this weekend.
"Our ball boy was shot in the horrible attack. Our Team Manager and other club officials, including players, were seriously injured.
"It took the intervention of officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps that helped rescue the injured officials and the shot individual to a nearby hospital.
"We hope you join us in prayers."