Monday, 06 April

Nigerian player dies

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Ifeanyi George

Tributes have been paid to Enugu Rangers and Nigeria striker Ifeanyi George, who was killed in a road traffic accident on Sunday morning along with two other players.

George, 26, was driving to Lagos from Enugu when his vehicle collided into a stationary truck.

The player was returning home after being granted leave by Rangers due to the NPFL suspesnion amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"It's a big shock to me," Rangers defender Ifeanyi Nweke told ESPN. "This was all caused by coronavirus. He was travelling back to his city after we were all given 10 days' break, due to the outbreak, and was with two other players in their own car, in a convoy. They were OK."

George had represented Nigeria's home-based Eagles team on two occasions, playing for Salisu Yusuf's team in both legs of their double-header African Nations Championship qualifier against Benin in August 2017.

Source: soccernet