By Musa Sunusi Ahmad

The National Association of Nigerian Professional Footballers (NANPF), has expressed its joy and happiness over the release of kidnapped Nigerian footballers, Dayo Ojo of Enyimba football club and Abia Comets’ Benjamin Iluyomade yesterday by their captors.

In a statement signed NANPF’s President Tijani Babangida, MON, it remarked that the union is very glad that the players were released by their captors in good and sound health. It also thanked all those who facilitated the release of the players.

It stated: ” We are very happy and grateful to God on the release of the footballers. That they were released in good and sound health and have returned to their families is indeed, a reason to be glad and joyful.

” On behalf of the National Association of Nigerian Professional Footballers, home and diaspora, I say a big thank you to the Ondo State chapter Chairman of NANPF and Captain of Sunshine Stars football club, Sunday Abe for the commendable roles he played in the matter, as he worked assidiously with the Nigeria police to ensure the safe release of the players.

“Sunday Abe interfaced with the kidnappers, day and night and coordinating everything the police, families and Enyimba fc. Without a doubt, he is a great ambassador of NANPF, who should be celebrated by everyone.

“We also say thank you to the Ondo State  Police Command for their promptness and effective roles in the matter. As well as the management of Enyimba football club for their equally commendable roles,” the statement read.

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