The Nigeria Women Football (NWF) has confirmed the death of Police Machine players, Saturday Glory and Aniebet Ekong in a car accident on Tuesday.
Assistant captain of Police Machine, Linda Nnaocha confirmed the sad incident to thenwfl.com, where she stated that the two players were hit by a car along the New Stadium Road and died on the spot.
Reacting to the unfortunate development, Aisha Falode, the chairperson of the Nigeria Women’s Football League (NWFL) sympathised with the management and officials of the club.
“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.
— Nigeria Women Footba (@TheNWFL) October 2, 2019
The Police Machine ladies are bidding to gain promotion to the Nigeria Women’s Premier League (NWPL) next season at the Women Pro-League promotion playoff billed to commence on Friday.
They were scheduled to battle with Pelican Stars, Moje Queens FC and Olori Babes for the two tickets at the Confluence Stadium before Tuesday’s devastating news.