Rangers confirm death of footballer

By AdvocateNews on 24/03/2020

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 386

The management of former Nigeria league champions, Rangers International F.C of Enugu, under the leadership of Prince Davidson Owumi, has confirmed the death of the club’s attacking sensation, Ifeanyi George Onwubiko.

Onwubiko’s sad event took place, Sunday, March 22, 2020 in a fatal auto-accident along Asaba-Benin express way.

The club’s statement signed by Norbert Okolie, its Media/Communications Officer, said Ifeanyi was travelling in his Infinity M35 saloon car to Lagos to be with his family and had two passengers, Emmanuel Ogbu, a player of the club’ feeder team and Eteka Gabriel, a friend when he ran into an articulated stationary vehicle by Owa village near Abudu, Orhionmwon L.G.A of Edo State.

“The management after getting information of the accident, made efforts and sent a delegation to the spot of the accident while also making efforts to reach out to the families of the late footballers,” the statement added.

“With the confirmation of the bodies of the footballers that died from a result of multiple open fractures on the neck, arms, leg and a crushed face by the delegation led by Barrister Amobi Ezeaku, team manager of the side and Dr. Wen Udeoji, team doctor, the players’ remains were deposited at a private morgue in Abudu.

“Already, families of the late footballers have been contacted and fruitful discussions are on between management and family members for a befitting burial for the late footballers.”

The GM/CEO, Prince Davidson Owumi, described the death of Ifeanyi George as a great loss to the club and the Nigerian football community stressing that the club was still to overcome the shock of the sad event.

“I must say that this was a great loss to the Rangers family. We are in shock over this very sad event which is like a dream. Here was a player that we were looking up to contribute his best as we aim to end the season on a high. Surely, we are in pains on the death of Ifeanyi George and Emmanuel Ogbu,” stated the former NPL boss.

“Management appreciates efforts made by men of Nigeria Police and FRSC in Abudu for their actions during the sad incident just as the deluge of condolence messages and support from the NFF, LMC, NPFL clubs and other stake holders,” the statement added.

“Management also appeals to all to respect the privacy of the late footballers and their families in this hour of grief with regards to use of images and videos from the scene of the accident.”

Posted 24/03/2020 03:27:45 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
Buhari pledges infrastructure support for South East

JTF’s clampdown on illegal refineries triggers kerosene scarcity...

2019: World leaders have little regard for Buhari...

Igala people seek own state out of Kogi...

FG to close down Enugu Airport over deplorable...

NASS Invasion: FG planning to twist facts to...

Buhari condemns Kaduna violence

Ekwueme buried in Anambra

Fayose in multiple auto crash on Third Mainland...

APC threatens to expel member seeking third term...

Coronavirus now at 300,000 cases worldwide, spreading faster...

Army warns saboteurs of war against terrorism


Latest News Bandits kill 22, injure scores in Sokoto Lockdown: Soldier shoots motorist dead in Delta Nigeria’s Coronavirus cases rise to 174 as NCDC confirms 35 new infections COVID-19 Lockdown: FG releases 7,000 metric tonnes of Grains to Nigerians Coronavirus can spread through the air – New study COVID-19: Fed Govt distributes preventive items to PLWDs Lagos, Abuja, Ogun roads deserted as residents obey stay-at-home order Stop feeding children with sanitisers, Ogun warns parents COVID -19: Enugu designates State Medical Diagnostic Centre as additional Isolation Centre Cross River turns back 35 US oil workers, demands thorough screening NCDC traces 6,000 contacts as COVID-19 cases rise to 131 Adenuga donates N1.5bn to fight COVID-19, Buhari applauds donors


Most Read Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (16,635 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (16,291 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (15,504 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (14,633 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (14,451 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (13,652 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (13,287 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (12,489 views) The Big Kick-off: World greatest sports fiesta begins in Russia (11,965 views) France wins 2018 World Cup Final (11,936 views) England beat Spain to win U17 World Cup final (11,836 views) NASS invasion: Buhari’s ominous descent into dictatorship (11,729 views)





Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands