Nigeria U-23 team escaped a plane crash on their way to Gambia on Sunday morning towards perfecting strategies for the CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Senegal, according to a Goal.com report.
The team opted for the West African country after their trip to Morocco was cancelled due to visa issues.
Goal gathered through one of the Nigeria U-23 officials that the pilot of the Arik Airline made an emergency landing in Accra, Ghana due to unexpected technical difficulties to the aircraft and the team were left stranded in the Ghanaian capital.
“Thank God for his goodness and mercies, we escaped a plane crash on our way to Gambia, the pilot had to make an emergency landing in Accra. We are still in Accra,” a senior official of the team told Goal after the incident.
“We are stranded here and we have yet to get any news from Arik officials.”