Two players of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side Kano Pillars; Bature Yaro and Kamal Sikiru on Wednesday afternoon escaped death in a serious auto accident on reports www.aclsports.com
Both players were returning to Kano from Jos, Plateau state ahead of the Sai Masu Gida’s pre-season training camp before the 2018/19 NPFL season when the vehicle, owned by Sikiru caught fire along the Jigawa – Kano expressway.
Bature, 23 was in the Nigerian side that was eliminated at the group stage of the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Rwanda while Sikiru was a league winner with Enyimba in 2015.
Bature uploaded a post on his Facebook account on Wednesday afternoon regarding the incident, stating that all their valuables were lost in the inferno:
“God thanks for saving me and Kamal from this (accident) on our way back to kano today? No serious injury bt nothing was been taking from the car,” stated Bature.
Players and officials of former Nigerian league champions Kano Pillars will resume camping after the Yuletide break on January 3 ahead of the new league season in Nigeria.