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Monday 16 November 2015

Nigeria's Olympic team in near plane mishap

The country’s Olympic team were in a near-plane mishap on Sunday morning on their way to Gambia for final preparation ahead of the African U23 Championship.

According to a report by Goal.com, the U23 football team, opted for the west African country after their trip to Morocco was cancelled owing to visa issues. Goal gathered through one of the Nigeria U23 officials that the pilot of the Arik Airline carrying the The Dream Team VI made an emergency landing in Accra, Ghana due to unexpected technical difficulties to the aircraft..

"Thank God for his goodness and his mercies we escaped 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 on Sunday. "We are still stranded here and we are yet to get any news from Arik officials.”
The team likely departed Accra on Sunday evening after the Nigeria Football Federation arranged new travel plans.

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