It was an unpleasant experience for players of Osun United who went to play a friendly match in Abuja as they spent no fewer than three days on their way back to Osogbo due to mechanical faults developed by their bus.
InsightMedia gathered that the frustrated players and technical crew arrived Osogbo on Thursday since leaving the nation’s capital on Monday morning.
It was gathered that the bus has been showing different signs before they embarked on the journey.
Sources told InsightMedia that the players and crew members have been clamouring for a new bus as the one in use was purchased in the early years of the first term of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
“The vehicle has been showing several signs. It’s old. It was bought by the administration of Ogbeni Aregbesola during his first term and no addition since then.”
Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Yemi Lawal on Thursday tendered his apologies for the failure of the government to provide another bus for the team, promising that he would work with the Sports council to provide the team a new bus this year.
Lawal tendered the apologies when he hosted the State female team, Osun Babes who earlier in the week defeated Pelican city at the Nigeria Women Professional League, at his residence in Osogbo.
Sources also confirmed that the reception was meant for the two team but the “make players just arrived Osogbo and they are presently frustrated. They can’t attend the reception as many are tired already due to several days on the road.”