Ifeanyi George, Enugu Rangers International striker, has died in an accident on his way to Lagos from Enugu on Sunday.
P.M. News gathered was with two other teammates when their car ran under a trailer along Onitsha-Agbor-Benin road.
Reacting to the sad news, Rangers general manager, Davidson Owumi, said, “We just heard of this disturbing news, we call for prayers in this hour of pains.”
“Ifeanyi George died this morning on his way to Lagos while driving from Enugu.
“The accident occurred in Abudu just after Agbor in Delta State.
“He had been injured for the past three weeks with a severe waist pain and was told not to drive even in Enugu,” the club said in a statement.
However, Nigerian football clubs, colleagues including Asishat Osoala, have reacted to the sad news.
Enugu Rangers 🇳🇬 striker Ifeanyi George (26) has been killed in a fatal accident on his way to Lagos on Sunday as the Nigerian league has been suspended due to #COVID19.
According to reports there were two other players with the striker in the car. pic.twitter.com/avnK0yTt11
— N U H U 🍁 (@NuhuAdams_) March 22, 2020
Sad news as 3 players of Enugu Rangers involved in fatal accident which has claimed the life of Ifeanyi George. OMG. pic.twitter.com/8GSaSGOVQD
— Journalist Ibitoye (@IbiShittu) March 22, 2020
Enugu Rangers international striker Ifeanyi George died in an accident. The talented player was on his way to Lagos from Enugu when his car ran under a trailer that was stationed with a container. 🤭😥
— Success Idowu (@idowu553) March 22, 2020
Another sad news in Nigeria football..Enugu Rangers player Ifeanyi George confirmed dead after the car himself and two other players were travelling in ran into a trailer..#blacksunday
— omodia okhueleigbe (@omodia4real) March 22, 2020
My is heartbroken to hear the sudden demise of Enugu rangers striker Ifeanyi George with other players involved. My heartfelt condolence to those he left behind, I pray God to assuage d anguish u r going tru at this diff moment. Rest easy!
— Stevenchy (@Stevenchy4) March 22, 2020
RIP to Ifeanyi George the Enugu Rangers player who died in an auto crash this morning on his way to Lagos from Enugu. May his soul find peaceful rest in God's bosom.
— Adenrele Babatunde (@blastedup) March 22, 2020