Saturday Glory and Aniebet Ekong, players with Police Machine Football Club in Uyo, were killed by a hit and run car on Tuesday.
The Nigeria Women Professional League (NWPL) confirmed the incident in a statement on their official website.
The incident occurred after the team’s training session on Tuesday evening in Uyo.
Six persons were hit by the car, three out of the six are Police Machine players.
The Police Machine team have been preparing for their NWPL relegation playoff which is supposed to take place in Lokoja.
The two players were confirmed dead on the spot while Monica Anthony, a teammate of the deceased is in intensive care receiving treatment.
Aisha Falode, chairperson of the NWPL expressed shock and sadness over the death of both players.
“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.
“We are all devastated at this tragic passing of Saturday Glory and Aniebet Ekong.
“The thoughts of everyone at the NWFL are with the families of the deceased, their friends, teammates, the management and everyone connected to the club at this difficult period.”
@TheNWFL Chairperson @aishafalode lead tribute to late Police Machine FC Players. 😭😭😭😭👇👇👇👇https://t.co/mWV5tmdYZy pic.twitter.com/ei845lzNlk— Nigeria Women Footba (@TheNWFL) October 1, 2019
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