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Abia Warriors goalie shot by hoodlums, hospitalized in Ibadan

Abia Warriors have confirmed that their Goalkeeper Charles Tambe was shot in Apata area of Ibadan, Nigeria by hoodlums on Friday morning.

“Our Goal Keeper Charles Tambe was shot this morning by hoodlums in Ibadan,” the Nigeria Professional Football League club wrote on Twitter.

“Tambe is in the hospital at UCH in Ibadan, receiving treatment.

“Our Club management is following up on the tragedy.

“We will keep you updated. We advise everyone to be safe at this time. #BeSafe”

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It was gathered that Tambe went for his usual morning walkout at about 7 a.m. in the Apata area of Ibadan where he stays with his family.

Some hoodlums waylaid him and collected his wristwatch and handset and they thereafter shot him on his hand.

A source close to the family also confirmed to Brila FM that Tambe’s wife has made the initial deposit for the treatment of her husband at the University College Hospital in Ibadan.

Tambe returned to Ibadan to reunite with his family following the suspension of the NPFL due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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