The management of Abia Warriors FC of Umuahia has confirmed that Charles Tambe, who was shot by hoodlums on Friday morning in Ibadan, Oyo State, is in a stable condition.
The club’s Sporting Director, Patrick Ngwaogu, who confirmed this, said the goalkeeper, who was attacked while engaging in a personal walk out, was responding to treatment at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
Ngwaogu said: “We have been monitoring situations at UCH Ibadan. I spoke with Tambe, and he is stable. They shot him on his right hand with a local gun and we are grateful to God the bullets just went through and didn’t pierce his body.
“The doctors at the hospital gave him urgent attention and put him on observation. He is in his normal high spirit and, hopefully, by Saturday, the doctors would give us further directives.”
Ngwaogu further assured football followers that there was no cause for alarm, as the management of Abia Warriors was fully on top of the situation.
Meanwhile, in the spirit of sportsmanship, officials of 3SC of Ibadan paid a visit to Tambe at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
The club rushed to the hospital upon receipt of the news.
They said they were at the hospital to show solidarity to the player and ensure that he is adequately attended to.
3SC’s General Manager, Dimeji Lawal, led his Head Coach, Edith Agoye, and Assistant coach, Kabiru Alausa, on the visit to wish him quick recovery.
Tambe was a former goalkeeper of 3SC before he joined Abia Warriors from Lobi Stars at the beginning of the current season.