Two Nigerian players Saturday Glory and Aniebet Ekong lost their lives in a ghastly motor accident in Uyo, on Tuesday.
An eyewitness revealed that both players who are on the book of Police Machine were returning to their base before they were hit by a vehicle.
The late players were in the Police Machine squad expected to tackle Pelican Stars, Moje Queens FC and Olori Babes for promotion to the Nigeria Women’s Premier League (NWPL) next season at the Women Pro-League promotion playoff billed to commence on Friday.
Reacting to the unfortunate news, the chairperson of the Nigeria Women’s Football League (NWFL) Aisha Falode, said the player’s death are big shock to the Nigerian Women’s football family.
“It is with great sadness that we receive the news of the death of two young players of Pro-League side Police Machine FC,” Falode said in an NWFL official statement.
“We are all devastated at this tragic passing of Glory Saturday and Aniebet Ekong. The thoughts of everyone at the NWFL are with the families of the deceased, their friends, teammates, the management and everyone connected to the club at this difficult period.