Ahead of the CAF Confederation Cup games scheduled for the weekend, Morocco giants Raja Casablanca were thrown into a state of shock after a bus carrying the entire team was attacked on its way from a league match on Thursday.
According to local police, some angry supporters of Raja resorted to violence to protest the club’s unexpected 3-1 defeat to Rapide Oued Zem, which they attributed to a ‘poor showing’ from the players.
Stones and other solid objects were hurled on the moving bus which was forced to stop, police said.
Three players sustained different degrees of injury while the driver had a deep cut to his head.
In a statement, Raja said they would file an official complaint on Friday and endeavour to prepare the players, who are ‘currently in a state of shock,’ for their Sunday’s CAF Confed game against DR Congo’s side Vita Club.
Raja are drawn in Group A of the mini-league stage, with Ivory Coast champions Asec Mimosas and Ghana’s Aduana Stars the two other members of the group.