Nine footballers and a coach have tragically passed away in a gruesome road accident on Sunday between Makoth and Makarie in the Bombali District, Sierra Leone, according to Football Sierra Leone.
30 persons, 25 footballers, a coach and other officials were in a bus when it ran into a truck resulting in the death of nine of them and 20 others seriously injured and in critical condition.
They were returning to Makeni from Batkanu in Karane District after playing a successful community football gala. The North East Region Football Association (NEFRA) PRO confirmed the news and suspended all football activities in Bombali until the players are buried.
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