Nigeria Professional Football League side Wikki Tourists had a lucky escape when the team bus carrying it burst into flames and burnt to the ground.
Nigeria Professional Football League side Wikki Tourist escapes terrible accident on their way for an away fixture against Dakkada in Uyo burst into flames and burnt to the ground at a town near Jos, Plateau State, officials said.
All players, coaches and team officials survived in the incident, but they lost the team kit and many of their belongings as the blaze moved quickly through the vehicle.
The cause of the fire is not yet clear, although club secretary Abdullahi Ibrahim told local media it followed one of the tyres on the bus bursting. He said that the players had to escape through the windows and that many had been left in shock.
The journey from Bauchi to Uyo takes 15 hours by road, highlighting the difficult away trips Nigerian top-flight sides must make.
In March last year, Enyimba were making a 15-hour journey from Yola to Aba after a league game when their team bus was attacked by armed robbers and a number of players injured.
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