Monday, December 27, 2010

NPL star in Xmas eve bombings

It has been discovered that a midfielder of Plateau United, Olayinka Olaniyi, was one of the casualties in the Christmas eve bombings in the central Nigerian city of Jos.
According to a statement made available by the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) side, employers of Olaniyi, the player was hit by one of the bombs that exploded on December 24 in Jos, Plateau State.
"The management of Plateau United FC regrettably uses this medium to inform the entire  Nigerian sporting circle and the football family that Olayinka Olaniyi was badly affected by the December 24, 2010 multiple bomb blasts in some parts of the city," the statement read.
Olaniyi was caught in one of Christmas eve's bombings in Jos around Tina junction in Nassarawa, where he resides.
It is understood that the midfielder suffered serious injuries to a part of his face as well as on his left leg.
He is currently receiving treatment at the intensive care unit of the Bingham University Teaching Hospital (Buth), Jos.
Spokesman of the club, Monday Goteng, told that Plateau United was informed of the incident on Christmas Day by the family of the player.
"We were informed of the unfortunate incident on Christmas Day by his family," Goteng said.
Sports commissioner of Plateau State, Nankim Bagudu, as well as the club's general manager, Bitrus Bewarang and other officials have paid visits to the affected player at Buth.

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