Charles Offordile, the head coach of Nigerian Premier League side Enugu Rangers, was shot by unknown gunmen on Monday, August 10.
It was gathered that Offordile was rushed to the hospital shortly after the incident.
According to reports, the five-time Federation Cup champions were preparing to travel to Abuja for Wednesday’s 2015 Federation Cup quarterfinal match against El-Kanemi Warriors, when the gunmen shot Offordile.
This was confirmed by Foster Chime, media officer of the club who told Naij.com that the coach is recuperating after he was discharged from an Enugu Hospital last night.
He said: “From what we have gathered, it is likely that Offordile was shot in Asata area of Enugu when the team was preparing to travel to Abuja for our Federation Cup game. But we thank God, he is getting better and recuperating. He was discharged last night.”
When asked if coach Offordile absence will be felt by the players when the team square up against Elkanemi Warriors today in the Federation Cup quarter finals, Chime said: “Yes, they will but I feel if they play to score and put up a good show, they will win today.”
There are indications that the assailants may even be known to Offordile.
This unfortunate incident comes on the heels of Rangers quarter final game today, August 12, against El Kanemi Warriors in the Federation Cup.
Non-league side, BJ Foundation and Niger Tornadoes Feeders were the biggest surprise in the round 16 of the ongoing 2015 Federation Cup.
Both teams recently defeated Nigeria Premier League heavyweights, Heartland and Dolphins.