Charles Tambe, Abia Warriors goalkeeper, who was shot in the hand by hoodlums yesterday in Ibadan is in a stable condition, according to the Nigeria Professional Football League club. The keeper, was on an early morning exercise around 7am when hoodlums accosted him in Apata area of the town.
In a statement from the website of Abia Warriors, Patrick Nwaogu, who is the Club’s Sporting Director stated that he spoke with the player and he in a stable condition. They are monitoring situations at University College Hospital, Ibadan. He was shot on his right hand with a gun, but the management of the club are grateful to God the bullets just went through and didn’t pierce his body.
He further hinted that the doctor at the hospital gave him urgent attention and put him on observation. He is responded to treatment and hopefully by today, the doctor will give them further directives.
Meanwhile, the League Management Company had on March 18 suspended the Nigeria Professional Football League indefinitely due to the outbreak. The attack on Tambe comes less than two weeks after the abduction of Enyimba midfielder Dayo Ojo and Abia Comet’s Benjamin Iluyomade by suspected kidnappers around Ipele in the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Story by: NCN Sports Editor, Ugochukwu Okeiyi