Tragedy struck Nigerian soccer yesterday as two Enugu Rangers’ gamers and one among their pals died in a ghastly auto crash.The gamers, Ifeanyi George, who’s a high striker within the senior workforce, and Emmanuel Ogbu, who performs within the junior workforce, met their premature demise on their option to Lagos yesterday morning at Abudu, a boundary neighborhood between Delta and Edo states.
Another occupant of the car they have been touring in, recognized as a pal to Ifeanyi, additionally died within the accident.The personal automobile they have been touring in was mentioned to have rammed into an deserted truck, killing the three occupants on the spot.
The membership’s Media/Communication Officer, Norbert Okolie, who confirmed the incident, informed The Guardian after visiting the hospital morgue the place the our bodies have been deposited, that they obtained the incident with shock.
He attributed the accident to “loss of control,” stressing that the incident was a giant blow on the membership because the late George was a high striker.He revealed that Rangers’ administration on Friday accredited a 10-day break for the gamers following the four-week suspension of all soccer actions by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
General Manager of the membership, Davidson Owumi had whereas asserting the break, urged the gamers to take heed to the well being conditions round them through the interval.
Owumi mentioned: “This break is necessitated by the suspension order by the NFF on all soccer actions within the nation and administration in its knowledge needs its gamers to be with their varied households on this difficult well being interval.
“It is our belief that the players would maintain a high level of discipline and return after the break stronger to challenge for a top finish in the season.”Reacting to the incident, the NFF tweeted that it was shocked by the information, including, “May their souls relaxation in peace.
“Our prayers and thoughts are with their families and Rangers’ Mgt.” Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC), Shehu Dikko additionally expressed shock on the accident involving CHAN Eagles International, Ifeanyi George.
Dikko, who contacted the membership’s administration on getting the report of the accident, commiserated with the facet, workforce members and followers of the Enugu based mostly membership in addition to the gamers rapid household.
“We sympathise with the club at this trying time and pray for the repose of his soul and wish the injured ones a speedy recovery”, the LMC Chairman informed the membership’s workforce supervisor, Amobi Ezeaku and coach, Salisu Yusuf within the telephone name.He urged all Nigeria Football Professional League (NPFL) stakeholders to take all obligatory precaution to remain protected amidst the rising Corona Virus Disease (COVID 19) pandemic.
“It is instructive that we should as much as is possible limit our movements, restrict social contacts and adhere to health protocols set out by relevant global, national and state agencies for the containment of COVID 19”, Dikko appealed.
The participant was mentioned to be returning to Lagos to spend the break introduced by the membership following the suspension of NPFL matches.LMC mentioned it was in touch with the membership to await additional particulars of the incident.