Midfielder Nosa Igiebor suffered a cut on his right palm as the Nigeria team bus was attacked by furious Ethiopia fans after Sunday’s 2-1 win by Nigeria.
The Nigeria bus left the stadium with delay. When it finally did, the waiting fans started throwing missiles at it and even broke the rear window.
Igiebor was hit on the hand by a big stone and received serious bleeding, which needed immediate attention of team doctor Ibrahim Gyaran.
NFF General Secretary Musa Amadu explained that because of this incident the players missed the dinner arranged in their honor by the Nigerian embassy in Ethiopia.
“Their bus was stoned, and a player was injured,” Amadu told the gathering.
“As a result, the players do not feel safe enough to come out from their hotel.”
This issue has been reported to the FIFA Security team at the match venue and to the Ethiopian Police by Eagles Chief security Officer, ACP Baba Abubakar.