Enugu Rangers striker, Ifeanyi George has died in a car accident at the age of 26. It was gathered that the ill-fated incident occurred at Abudu on Benin-Agbor expressway after his car bumped into a parked truck on his way to Lagos after the Nigerian top-flight was suspended owing to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Rangers would later confirm George’s friend, as well as a team B player were also involved in the collision.
The 26-year-old joined Salisu Yusuf’s men at the start of 2017 – scoring his maiden goal against Kano Pillars in a Nigeria Professional Football League outing on April 23, 2017.
He was part of the Flying Antelopes’ campaign in the CAF Confederation Cup. His only goal came in the 1-1 draw against Al Masry at Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium.
On the international scene, he marked his debut in the country’s African Nations Championship qualifier against Benin Republic.
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However, he did not make the final cut for the championships where Nigeria ended as runners-up.
Meanwhile, General Manager of the club, Davidson Owumi said, “We just heard this disturbing news this morning and what we hear is not palatable.
“I await information from my officials that are already on their way to the spot where the accident was said to have taken place.
“We call for prayers in this hour of pains.”