Kwara FC Players, Officials Escape Death

Kwara United

From pictures circulating on social media, the Kwara United's team bus has been badly damaged from the crash.

The Ilorin-based team had a great season in the Nigerian National League (NNL) last season, which ensured they got promotion to the NPFL for the new season.

No fewer than 30 officials and players of Kwara United on Wednesday escaped death by a whisker following an auto accident involving their coaster bus and a stationary truck at Moniya, Ibadan.

NAN reports that Kwara United will lock horns with Niger Tornadoes of Minna in the opening day of the 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), on Sunday in Ilorin. "Since the bulk of the players needed to play the match were not injured, they should be able to play the match", he said.

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Club Presidnet, Prince Oladimeji Ladi Thompson, who also has expressed gratitude to God for sparing the lives of the players and officials, noted that God was just faithful to team.

"I want to thank God for our lives because the accident was more than the eyes could see".

Oke said that the injured player and officials were receiving treatment in a hospital in Ibadan. The team had lost their first match to the eventual winners of the competition, Go Round FC.

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