The members of the Nigeria Amputee football Team gearing up for the Amputees Football World Cup on Monday escaped death after they were involved in an auto accident along Lokoja-Abuja Highway. 

It was gathered that the team left Lagos at about 5.30am for Abuja to enable them to keep the visa appointment with the Mexican Embassy fixed for Tuesday, October 16.

 The vehicle was said to have skidded into the bush at about 5pm as the journey neared the final stretch to Abuja but luckily did not somersault.

The players couldn’t succeed in pulling out the vehicle but they were helped by some military personnel to secure another vehicle with which they continued their journey at about 7pm.

The Amputees players representative, Goodluck Obieze, who immediately placed a call to Fred Edoreh, Coordinator of their public fundraising for the World Cup, described the development as “yet another obstacle surmounted.”

 
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“It was frightening but we thank God we all survived it. Here we are soliciting funds to enable attend the World Cup and then in the process of going for the visa, we find ourselves involved in an accident. But we thank God none of us is hurt. This is yet another obstacle surmounted and we will continue to overcome and get to the World Cup through the support of the public.

The 2018 Amputee Football World Cup begins next week in Mexican cities of San Juan and Guadalajara.

Nigeria is in the same group with defending champions, Russia, former champions, Brazil and El Salvador.

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