Traveling from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Angola for the 2010 African nations cup that begins next The bus was traveling from DR Congo where the team had been preparing for the tournament, to Cabinda where they are expected to play in GROUP B, alongside COTE D’IVOIRE, BURKINA FASO and GHANA.
This attack took place in Angola, where rebels have been noted for fighting hard against government troops in this oil rich province.
Amongst the six members wounded in the bus, at least two of them are players including Central defender Serge Akakpo and reserve goalkeeper Obilale Kossi. The most popular player in the delegation Emmanuel Adebayoh is reported to have escaped the attack. On a rather sad note, the bus driver has been confirmed dead during this attack described by Angolan foreign affairs minister as a terrorist attack.
The team which is due to play its first match next Monday against the black stars of Ghana were traveling by bus without the knowledge of the organizers of the competition CAF who were rather expecting the delegation to fly to Luanda Angola before traveling by bus to their camp.
The team is said to be in a doubtful state to participate in the 16 nations most prestigious African football tournament.