Nasarawa United Express Shock As Rangers Striker Dies in Auto Accident
By Niyi Busari
The management of Nasarawa United Football Club has expressed their dismay over the death of Rangers International striker, Ifeanyi George who died in a fatal accident this morning.
Nasarawa United in a statement said;
“The Management of Nasarawa United Football Club has received with utmost trepidation the death of two players of Rangers International FC of Enugu.
“In a release by the Club’s media officer, Norbert Okolie, attacking sensation, Ifeanyi George and a B team player whose name was not mentioned, together with an unidentified friend, had died after he had his car smashed into a parked articulated vehicle along Onitsha-Agbor-Benin express road on Sunday morning.
“Reacting to the ugly development, Chairman, Nasarawa United FC, Barr. Isaac Danladi, told Nasarawa United Media that he was shocked to learn of the incident.
“I was shocked when I saw the news trending on a site, so I had to call the Chairman of the Club, who is my colleague, on phone, to verify the authenticity of the report, and he confirmed it to me.
“I am sad that we had to lose two promising players, full of life, to the cold hands of death in this tragic manner.
“Indeed, these are tough days for Nigerian and global football.
“Personally and as a club, we convey our heartfelt condolences to the Management of Rangers FC, the families of the late players, their team-mates, coaches, and fans across the country and beyond, and ask God to give them the fortitude to bear the huge losses, while granting the deceased persons eternal rest.
“It is our prayer that such incident doesn’t happen again.”
It would be recalled that following the directive by the Nigerian Football Federation(NFF) to suspend all football-related activities in the country as precautionary measures against the deadly coronavirus pandemic, the Management of NPFL side, Rangers International FC, had, in compliance with the directive of the NFF, embarked on a ten-day break, starting from Friday, March 20,2020.”