Five members of the Super Falcons were fortunate to escape a possible plane crash ahead of this year’s African Women’s Cup of Nations final.
According to reports, the players were forced to travel by road from Duoala to Yaounde on Wednesday, November 30, as the aircraft they were meant to use developed electrical fault shortly before take off.
It was gathered that the team was scheduled to leave Douala at 9am, for a 45-minute flight to Yaounde but on getting to Douala airport, CAF officials could not secure enough seats for the entire Nigerian team on one plane so the remaining five were checked in for another flight which did not fly at the end of the day.
A member of the team said:
The team experienced some delay at the airport, but at the end, all the players and officials could not travel together in one plane because it was a small aircraft which could not accommodate both Nigeria and the South African team at the same time. As a result, five members of the team were left behind.
Those five people were later checked into another plane, but just as they were preparing to commence the journey to Yaoundé, smoke started coming out from the plane due to electrical problem and everybody was evacuated. The five people had to embark on their journey by road to Yaoundé.