Ethiopia will investigate reports of attacks on Nigeria’s team bus after the Super Eagles defeated the Walia Antelopes in Addis Ababa at the weekend.
Media reports across the world had reported that Ethiopian fans, angered at their team’s 1-2 loss to the Eagles, had thrown missiles at the bus, shattering its windows and injuring midfielder Nosa Igiebor. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) filed a complaint with world football governing body, FIFA. In a reaction on Tuesday, Juniedin Basha, the newly-elected president of the Ethiopian Football Association (EFA), said the FA would investigate the incident.
“We saw the reports that Nigeria’s bus was attacked and a player was injured,” she said. ”Tuesday was a holiday in Ethiopia so we couldn’t do anything about it, but we will work with the security forces to investigate what has actually happened and hopefully respond soon.”
The Super Eagles will host the Ethiopian national team in the reverse fixture on November 16. The Walia Antelopes will look to put up a good display that will see them overturn the 2-1 deficit and pick up qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup slated for Brazil.