Glory Saturday and Ani Ekong, players of the Police Machine FC of Uyo, have been confirmed dead by the management of the club, according to TheCable.
The two players who were involved in a ghastly motor accident, alongside one Monica Anya who was severely injured from the accident, were said to have been returning from training when the accident occurred.
According to Ekaette, a member of the club, the accident involved 6 players, 3 of which are not members of the Police Machine club.
“It happened along New Stadium Road after training this (Tuesday) evening from Mopol Base, along Idoro Road. Six people were involved. Three are our players. Two of them are dead while one is in critical condition. She is currently in the hospital.
“It happened because of a bike man (motorcyclist) that was driving on one way. A jeep was trying to dodge the bike man when he rammed into them.”
The management and players of Ibom Angels have expressed sadness over the death of the Police Machine players.
In a statement on Tuesday, Ibom Angels said, “We express sadness over the unfortunate situation, as two players of Police Machine Team, got killed this evening in Uyo after closing of their training session at MopolBase,alongIdoro road, Uyo.
“It is so hard to bear this unfortunate event as information reaching the media unit of Ibom Angels indicate that the team was about travelling tomorrow (Wednesday) to Abuja for the Nigeria Women’s Professional Football League relegation play-off.”