Just weeks after the death of Nassarawa United’s Chineme Martins, Nigerian football is in mourning again following the demise of another local league player.
Rangers star, Ifeanyi George, is reportedly dead following a ghastly accident on his way to Lagos state on Sunday morning.
The home-based Super Eagles star was in the car alongside a player from Rangers feeders team and his friend.
George was on his way to Lagos after Rangers gave its players a 10-days break following the suspension of the NPFL due to the coronavirus.
His death comes just weeks after Nassarawa United lost Chineme Martins in a league clash against Katsina United.
George made two appearances for Nigeria-although the home-based Eagles. He was once on Enyimba books before signing for Rangers.
The League Management Committee is yet to comment, but his side have released a statement. Although Rangers did not confirm the death, they revealed he was involved in the accident and officials are on their way to the scene.
“The management of Rangers International F.C sadly reports the involvement of some of our players in a fatal accident while travelling for the ten-days break given a few days back.”
According to sketchy information available to the management, our attacking sensation, Ifeanyi George who was in his vehicle driven by his friend including a B team player, had the vehicle smashed into a parked articulated vehicle along Onitsha-Agbor-Benin road, Sunday morning.
General Manager of the side, Prince Davidson Owumi said, ‘We just heard this disturbing news this morning and what we hear is not palatable. I await information from my officials that are already on their way to the spot where the accident was said to have taken place. We call for prayers in this hour of pains.”