Enugu Rangers striker, Ifeanyi George, 26, has been killed in a road accident on Sunday morning.
George was said to have been killed on the spot when the vehicle he was traveling in with a teammate ran into a stationery articulated vehicle on Agbor-Benin road.
The player, who has also played twice for home-based Eagles, was said to be returning from Enugu to Lagos to spend the break announced by the club following the suspension of NPFL matches.
A statement issued by Rangers said “The vehicle smashed into a parked articulated vehicle along Onitsha-Agbor-Benin road, Sunday morning,” Rangers General Manager, 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”.
The Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC), Shehu Dikko has expressed shock at the accident involving players of Rangers International on Sunday morning killing one.
A statement by the LMC said Dikko, who contacted the club on getting the report of the accident, commiserated with the Club Management, team members and Rangers fans as well as the player’s immediate family.
“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 was quoted as telling the club’s team manager, Amobi Ezeaku, and coach Salisu Yusuf on phone.
He urged all Nigeria Football Professional League (NPFL) stakeholders to take all necessary precaution to stay safe amidst the growing 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.