New Telegraph

February 26, 2024

Players in Hospital As Gunmen Attack Sunshine in Benin

Suspected hoodlums attacked the Sunshine Stars team bus along the Ore -Benin expressway yesterday.

According to a short press statement on the club’s official X handle, a ball boy was shot during the incident by the hoodlums and the team manager and some of the players were also seriously injured and were rushed to a nearby hospital through the help of the Federal Road Safety Corps operatives.

The team was travelling to hon- our match day 13 of the Nigeria Premier Football League match with Bendel Insurance of Benin. Sunshine Stars defeated Shooting Stars 1-0 in a derby clash at the Akure Sports Complex on Wednesday.

The game is expected to be postponed by the Nigeria Premier Football League to allow the injured players and officials to recuperate.

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