By Anye Nde Nsoh
Sports Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
Five players of Al-Malaha club players have drowned after their boat sank in River Nile Northern Sudan Monday February 28, 2022, while the team was travelling for a third division competition game in El-Metamm.
The boat capsized as the team was travelling from the city of Shendi, in the Northern River Nile state, to El-Metamm to face rivals Al-Jarif club where the unfortunate incident occurred, claiming the lives of five players as reported by SUNA news agency.
“Five Bashandi soccer team members were killed when a boat sank” Suna wrote on it’s official website.
The deceased players are Waqi’ Allah Abdul Qayyum, Al-Mahdi Hassan Al-Awni, Amer Muhammad Saeed, Ammar Muhammad Saeed and Muhammad Fadl Al-Sayyid Abu Arada.
The government have extended condolences to the families of the deceased as the recuse team goes in search of their bodies.
This is not the first time such an incident is taking place in River Nile as boats are often use in Sudan for transportation.
Sudan has lost about 120 persons between 2018-2019 due to unprecedented levels of high currents. In 2018, it was reported 20 school children both boys and girls died in the said River and 100 people died in 2019 and several displacements have been recorded.
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