Two Enugu Rangers players killed in road accident [photos]
Picture from the scenes of Fatal Car Crash involving players of Enugu Rangers [photo courtesy Twitter]

Nigeria international and Enugu Rangers striker Ifeanyi George, has died, alongside his teammate Emmanuel Ogbu in a ghastly car accident on Sunday morning.

The players died instantly after their car rammed into a stationary truck in Delta State.

Nigeria Football Federation confirmed the deaths on their official twitter handle.

“We are shocked to hear of the sad passing of striker Ifeanyi George and Emmanuel Ogbu players of @rangersint”  the statement read.

 “Both players were involved in a fatal auto crash earlier on Sunday. Our prayers and thoughts are with their families and Rangers’ Mgt. May their souls Rest In Peace.”

Two Enugu Rangers players killed in road accident [photos]
George, 26, passed away on Sunday morning

According to reports, the footballers were on their way to Lagos from Enugu following the suspension of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) 2019/20 season amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Two Enugu Rangers players killed in road accident [photos]
Enugu Rangers striker Ifeanyi George dies in car crash

Clubs have been allowing their players to return to their base to stay with their families until normality resumes.

The two deaths come exactly one month after Remo Stars Tiamiyu Kazeem was reportedly killed by members of the Anti-Robbery Squad while trying to cross the expressway to evade arrest.

Nasarawa United’s Chieme Martins also lost his life a fortnight ago during the Nigeria Professional Football League tie in Lafia against Katsina United.

Martins died after a collision with an opposing player.

The coronavirus crisis has led some countries to halt sports activities, while others have opted to play their games behind closed doors.

For More of This and Other Sports Stories Subscribe to the Standard Epaper

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here