- Terrorists were believed to have planted explosives in the team bus of Somali topflight team JCCI football club
- It was gathered that at least four players died following the tragic incident, while several others were left injured
- They squad were on their way for pre-season activities in Jubaland when the bomb activated causing chaos
No fewer than four players have lost their lives while several others were injured following a terrorist attack on Somalia’s topflight team JCCI FC.
The tragic incident occurred as the squad made their way for pre-season camp activities in Jubaland when the assailants struck.
It was gathered that the team bus was bombed at the southern city of Kismayo, as police suggested that explosives was planted in the bus.
Officer Mohamed Sadiq who attended the incident suggested a possible suicide attack in his comments.
He was quoted by rnn.ng via Soccer 24.
“The players were riding in a bus when the explosion went off, presumably inside the vehicle.
"There are investigations going on but we presume the device was planted onto the bus.”
Somalia’s president, Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed, has sent his condolences to the families of the victims and blamed the attack on Al-Shabaab terrorists.
However, the group has not yet publicly assumed responsibility for the explosion.
Easy Well FC involved in ghastly motor accident
A number of players of Easy Well Football Club were critically injured after the team-bus was involved in a ghastly motor accident on Saturday morning, July 17.
Nigerian outlet Best Choice Sport claimed that the squad was on the way for a scouting programme when the fatal incident occurred.
It was also gathered that team-coach Gafar Muhammed who is an ex-Nigeria professional footballer, was part of the traveling team when the road mishap happened.
The cause of the accident remains as details was not disclosed, but the injured players are receiving treatments in the hospital Easy Well FC played the 2021 Ogun State FA Cup final but lost 4-0 to winners, Gateway United.
Nigerian clubs – Akwa United, Oya FC, Wikki Tourists, Ekiti United, Enyimba, among others – have been involved in various road crashes this year.
Kwara United team bus guts fire
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that there were no casualties when the team bus of Nigerian professional football team Kwara United gut fire along the Onitsha-Asaba expressway on Monday morning, February 22.
The incident occurred as the crew were returning to their base in Ilorin after prosecuting their Match Day 11 in Enugu where they lost 1-0 to Rangers on Sunday, February 21.
Players and coaching staff reportedly scrambled out of the vehicle after they discovered fired coming out from underneath the bus.