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A bus carrying Togolese soccer team Koroki Metété de Tchamba was reportedly involved in an accident following a head-on collision with another vehicle.

The Tchamba-based club were returning home on Monday from a Togo First Division League game against AS OTR when their bus was hit by a trailer.

No fatalities have been reported though several players are receiving treatment.

“Players and officials on our team bus returning to Tchamba after our game with OTR in Notse have been involved in an accident,” the team said in a statement.

“The accident occurred this morning few kilometers from City of Notse, when our bus ran into a stationary vehicle.

“Personnel on the bus are generally fine. Some are, however, receiving treatment at a nearby hospital.”

Soka25East understands that six of the players of the team sustained varying degree of injuries.

Some reports claim that four that were unconscious have regained consciousness and are receiving treatment presently at the closest medical facility near the site of the accident.

Koroki Metété de Tchamba is the top team in the Togo League; having recorded 48 points from 24 matches.

Togo’s roads are among the most dangerous in the world – killing thousands of people every year – due to poor roads, badly maintained vehicles and reckless driving.

As the country’s economic problems have worsened, clubs have been forced to cut their travel expenses, making hazardous road journeys unavoidable for most clubs.

Staying at a hotel overnight in order to travel the following morning is also an expense few clubs can now afford.

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