It was a shocking news to the management of Enugu Rangers football club as the death of its players were reported today morning.
Ifeanyi George, Enugu Rangers FC striker, was confirmed died from an auto crash on along Benin-Ore road.
George, alongside two unidentifiable teammates, died on the spot of the accident.
Amobi Ezeaku, Enugu Rangers team manager, confirmed the death of the former Enyimba player to Newsmen
He could not ascertain others involved in the auto accident, adding that he was on his way to the scene.
“It is a black Sunday in Nigerian football and sad to say the least,” he said.
“Yes, it is true that Ifeanyi George died on the spot but will confirm others to you as I am on my way to the scene of the accident.”
Following the suspension of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) 2019/20 season amid the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, all club sides released their players to go home.
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George and his other teammates involved in the accident were said to be on their way home to Lagos for the break when they met their untimely death.
The coronavirus crisis has led some countries to halt sports activities, while others have opted to play their games behind closed doors.
Recently, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the cancellation of all forms of football activities in the country for the next four weeks.
NFF Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire, in a statement on Wednesday, disclosed that the shutdown was “as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic’’.
He said the shutdown affected all on-field activities involving the various national teams, the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), the other leagues, youth football programmes and “even street football’’.
He quoted the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, as saying “the cessation will be for four weeks, after which the situation will be reviewed in line with events and trends worldwide.
“They should observe the precautions as advised by the Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), such as hand-washing, the use of sanitisers and social distancing.’’