The matchday 13 game between Bendel Insurance and Sunshine Stars, initially slated for Saturday, December 9, has been postponed to Sunday, December 10, 2023, following a distressing incident on the Benin-Ore Expressway, platinumnewsng.com is reporting.
Unknown gunmen targeted the Sunshine Stars Football Club’s bus, resulting in a violent attack on Thursday evening. The assault occurred as the team traveled to Benin City for the Nigeria Premier Football League match against Bendel Insurance FC.
Reports indicated that shots were fired at the team’s bus, causing injuries to the team manager, Mr. Seun Betiku, and another team official whose identity remains unconfirmed.
Mr. Michael Akintunde, the team’s Media Officer, confirmed the unfortunate incident in an official statement on Thursday evening.
Bendel Insurance will now face the Owena Whales on the rescheduled date, Sunday. The rescheduling decision follows the security concerns arising from the attack, prompting authorities to prioritize the safety and well-being of all involved in the league.