Strategic partners to the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL), GTI Asset Management and
Trust Limited, have expressed great shock following the attack on Thursday by hoodlums
against Sunshine Stars FC travelling team for their Match Day 13 NPFL encounter against
Bendel Insurance of Benin. The match was slated for Saturday, December 9, 2023.
The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the NPFL, Prince Davidson Owumi confirmed
the sad incident to GTI and further stated that the Match Day 13 encounter between Bendel
Insurance and Sunshine Stars will now hold on Sunday, December 10, 2023 at Sam
Ogbemudia Stadium Benin.
GTI’s Head of Media and Publicity, Andrew Ekejiuba who condemned the attack via a press
statement stated with a tinge of regret that the dastardly act
came at a time when the Nigeria Premier Football League was undergoing serious restructuring
“We commiserate with the management, staff and players of Sunshine Stars over this
disheartening incident and we wish those injured speedy recovery.”
“However, we call on all the security agencies in the country to step up their surveillance on our
highways, especially during this yuletide season and ensure our players and club officials are
duly secured before, during and after matches,” he said.
The league body confirmed that the Sunshine Stars team who are already in Benin had expressed their readiness
and willingness to go ahead with the tie despite the unfortunate attack.