The board of the Nigeria National League (NNL) has offered it’s sympathy to the players, coaches and management of FC ONE Rocket of Abat,Akwa Ibom State over the armed robbery attack they suffered on their way to Uyo, from Lagos after honoring match day three with Ikorodu City Football Club of Lagos, at the MJ Arena, in the ongoing 2023/2024 NNL season.
Eighteen players and seven officials of the club including the Chief coach Ndubisi Ndah were reportedly attacked by armed bandits at Ihiala, Anambra state, South East Nigeria.
According to reports three armed robbers on motorbike suddenly came out from nowhere and asked the Bus driver to stop the vehicle.
They sorrounded the passengers and commanded them each to drop their phones, monies and other valuables.
The three robbers sped off immediately after collecting all they wanted from the players and coaches.
In a letter offering sympathy to FC ONE Rocket, the Chief Operating Officer of NNL, Dr.Ayo Abdulrahaman while thanking God that no player or official was hurt and that no life was lost stared…”It is a temporary set back, we hope this will not deter you from positively moving forward in your bit to do well in your remaining matches.”
“We identify with you on the unfortunate incident, please put it behind. We continue to pray for you for a hitch free season and may the good Lord keep protecting us.”
FC ONE Rocket is one of the privately owned clubs in the NNL. They lost the away tie to Ikorodu City by two goals to nil.