Super Eagles star, teammate attacked by gunmen in Turkey

The bus came under armed attack as it drove to the airport following an away match at Caykur Rizespor in Turkey's Super Lig

Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike and his Fenebahce teammate came under heavy gun attack which left the driver of their bus seriously injured.

The Fenebahce team bus came under armed attack as it drove to Trabzon airport after a 5-1 victory over Rizespor in the Turkish Super Lig.

Local police say the shots came from a rifle, with damage visible on the bus, while the driver was wounded and taken to hospital.

The club posted several pictures of the bus on their website; the pictures also showed blood on the driver's seat and the steering wheel.

Fener general secretary Mahmut Uslu said on the club website the attack was 'very wrong', saying: "We came here to play sport, we came to play football."

The club in its official website revealed that  the bus driver was wounded in the attack and taken to hospital and there was no mention of any injuries to anyone else.

The club has now asked the Turkish championship to be cancelled as a result of the gun attack on their teambus.

A statement on the club's official website on Sunday said: "We consider that as long as this attack is not solved in a way that satisfies Fenerbahce and public opinion, a suspension of the championship is inevitable.

"Blood ran and football was silenced. Finding and punishing the culprits is of vital importance for Fenerbahce."

Emmanuel Emenike teammate Mehmet Topal told Sky News: "We cheated death. God protect us. I hope our driver will be all right. Words fail me. It's unbelievable."

The Turkish Football Federation also released a statement condemning the attack.

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