Former Nigeria’s Under 23 striker Ibezito Ogbonna recently escaped death by the whiskers as his house in Israel was hit by a rocket fired by Gaza.
Ogbonna was injured when the rocket hit the house, levelling it to the ground.
The 38-year-old, who won the Israeli Cup with Hapoel Tel Aviv in 2006 and 2007, was at home with his wife and two young daughters when the building suffered a direct hit.
According to BBC Sport Africa, his family were unhurt, but Ogbonna was injured and taken to hospital following injuries sustained during the explosion that was part of a recent 11-day escalation in violence between Israel and Gaza.
He said he was extremely lucky to be alive after the rocket was fired and that it was third time lucky for him after being involved in a car crash and a horrible robbery incident in Nigeria.
Ogbonna said he and his family were aware of the attempt [possible strike] and that they always got the warning signs about possible missiles.
He added that they often heard…
Source: Complete Sports