Boko Haram : FRSC Insist They Can’t Play In Maiduguri
Posted: Feb 06, 2012
The Management of Nigerian National League side, FRSC FC of Abuja, says the club is ready to forfeit the maximum points to Elkanemi Warriors FC of Maiduguri rather than risk the lives of their players and officials to the dreaded Boko Haram.
The Technical Consultant to the team, Chief Uzo.A. Epundu, insists the management cannot risk the lives of players and officials by honouring that match in Maiduguri because of the insecurity in that state, adding that they have made a formal protest to the NNL on the risk involved in that match
"Let me make it very clear that FRSC FC will not be going to Maiduguri this weekend unless the NNL decides to shift the venue of the match. It is not just possible that we honor that match considering the fact that FRSC is a governmental organization and one of the major targets of the Boko Haram sect.
"We cannot risk making that trip to Borno State where the sect have turned to their headquarters, but if the Nigeria National League insist that the match be played in that city, then we would as well forfeit the point. We cannot go there because that place is not safe to play football yet, "he stated.
He expressed optimistic that his team will make maximum impact in the League, saying that their target is promotion at the end of the season even as he appealed to the NNL to change the venue of their match against Elkanemi Warriors because of the security situation in that part of the country.
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