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Football | Nigeria

More woes for Ocean Boys



Futher calamity has hit Nigeria Premier League (NPL) club, Ocean Boys as two of its players are in critical condition in hospital.

The team’s defender Okechukwu Akabogu and third choice keeper, Austino Egbe are presently hospitalized following a horrendous car crash in Yenagoa on Monday.

The incident which took place at about 1 am also claimed the lives of two pedestrians. The pedestrians died instantly.

Akabogu was said to on the wheels when the incident occurred. Both players are presently in hospital where their condition is said to be “very serious”.

Egbe, who lost consciousness after the crash is still in a coma.

Ocean boys are still in shock following the death of Emmanuel Ogoli in a league match against Niger Tornadoes in Yenagoa. Ocean boys were winless in the league until the Tornadoes game which they eventually won 2-0.

Speaking to SuperSport.com, keeper of the team, Femi Thomas said it was a case of deep sadness at the club.

‘We don’t understand what is happening. We are so sad because we have not even recovered from the shock of Ogoli’s death before this happened. It is very very disappointing,” he said.

Ocean Boys occupy the 18th position on the NPL log with five points from six games.



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