Injured Kwara Utd player, official leave hospital Injured Kwara Utd player, official leave hospital
The president  of Kwara United Ladi Thompson said on Thursday Stephen Alfred (player) and the Welfare Officer of the club Lukman Ijaya  who were... Injured Kwara Utd player, official leave hospital

The president  of Kwara United Ladi Thompson said on Thursday Stephen Alfred (player) and the Welfare Officer of the club Lukman Ijaya  who were hospitalised after the Ilorin Premier League team’s auto crash in Moniya,  Ibadan, on Wednesday  had been discharged from hospital.

No fewer than 30 officials and players of the club   escaped death by a whisker following the  accident involving their coaster bus and a stationary  truck   on the Oyo-Ibadan  Expressway.

The team were returning home  from Lagos  where they  featured in the  Nigeria National League Super  4 when  the accident occurred.

While others escaped unhurt, Alfred,  Ijaya  and the team’s cameraman sustained varying degrees of injury in the accident  and  were  taken to hospital for treatment.

Thompson told our correspondent that the  cameraman had yet to be discharged  from  Maxi Hospital in Adewole Housing Estate, Ilorin,  where he alongside  Alfred and Ijaya were rushed to after the crash.

The club chief said  the cameraman sustained a  cut on his  head.

He stated that the  Kwara State Government had been assisting  those injured in the accident.

Thomspon said, “They are all fine now. They have been discharged except one person – the cameraman. He has a cut on the head. That is the only one remaining at  the hospital. “The accident will not affect their chances of playing in the forthcoming games.

“The government has been making a lot of efforts. They have been giving assistance and support.

“The fans visited them at  the hospital, they are aware of the development. All the stakeholders are aware of what is going on.

“The fans came for the unveiling  ceremony (of 17 new players) today. We were all together. We are on the same page. They have no cause to worry about the performance of the team.”

Commissioner for Information Babatunde Ajeigbe said, “Government will do everything possible for everybody to be okay and in taking care of them.  Whatever that is necessary to be done will be done by government.”

Nurudeen Adegbenro