Brave Gladiators’ Naris recovering after hijacking

12 Nov 2018 18:40pm
WINDHOEK, 12 NOV (NAMPA) – Brave Gladiators player and V-Power defender Stacy Naris says she is lucky to be alive after she was injured during an attempted hijacking in Windhoek on Saturday.
Naris on Monday told Nampa from the Katutura State Hospital, where she is recovering, the hijackers struck as they were leaving a wedding reception.
“Everything happened so fast. There was a group of guys who attacked the driver of the car. They wanted to stab the driver but luckily failed to do so,” she said.
She said the attackers pulled her out of the car and she fell to the ground. They then drove over her in their attempts to get away.
The Lüderitz-born footballer, who is currently in her last year of journalism studies at the Namibia University of Science and Technology, said she is lucky to be alive.
“My foot was injured very badly. The doctors are also going to do another scan to see if I don’t have internal bleeding as they drove over my stomach,” she said.
Naris, who also serves on the board of the International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro) Africa Division Board, told this news agency she is unable to walk properly. She was informed that a skin graft might have to be done as stitches are not sufficient to close the wound on her foot.