Rangers FC Lose Ifeanyi George, Emmanuel Ogbu In Motor Accident
Rangers International’s Ifeanyi George and Emmanuel Ogbu have died on Sunday in a motor accident while travelling to Lagos State.
George and Emmanuel died on the spot during the accident with another passenger who is a friend to George, Eteka Gabriel, also among the casualties.
Their car ran into an articulated vehicle in Abudu, along the Onitsha-Agbor-Benin road.
They were heading to Lagos for a break following the suspension of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).
Until his death, George, 26, was the assistant captain of Rangers and had two international caps for Nigeria.
Ogbu, on the other hand, was a youth team player of the Enugu-based outfit before his demise.
The League Management Company (LMC) in a condolence message to the management of Rangers International, described the development as saddening.
“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 Shehu Dikko, said in a statement on the NPFL website.
Dikko, equally, urged stakeholders to ensure adherence to safety measures as the world battles COVID-19.
He said: “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.”
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) also commiserated with the club on the demise of the two players.
“We are shocked to hear of the sad passing of striker Ifeanyi George and Emmanuel Ogbu players of @rangersint,” the NFF tweeted.
“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.”
We are shocked to hear of the sad passing of striker Ifeanyi George and Emmanuel Ogbu players of @rangersint . 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. pic.twitter.com/LvJWra4fZt
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) March 22, 2020
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