Osun United goes spiritual over death of footballers
From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
The management of Osun United has sought divine intervention in the recurrent death of Nigerian footballers, as Rangers Star, Ifeanyi George lost his life in a gory auto crash on Sunday.
The unfortunate and sudden death of Flying Antelope striker occured when he was travelling for the ten-day break approved by the management of the club following the suspension of the Nigeria Professional Football League due to Coronavirus pandemic.
The late George, who was said to be piloting the car, rammed into a parked articulated vehicle along Onitsha-Agbor-Benin road and died on the spot, while the situation of the two other occupants of the car remains sketchy as of now.
A statement by Osun United’s Vice President, Mr. Layi Adesiyan on behalf of the President, Chief Ademola Adesina and other members, described what has befallen football fraternity in Nigeria in some couple of weeks as saddening, unfortunate and requires fervent prayers.
“It’s shocking to wake up and hear the death of another budding talent, few weeks after we lost Martins Chimeme of Nasarawa United and Tiamiyu Kazeem of Remo Stars to the cold hands of death”.
“While commiserating with the family of Ifeanyi George and Rangers Football Club, we seek God’s infinite mercy to halt this type of death in football and sports industry generally as well as the incessant attacks on players across Nigeria’, prayed Mr. Adesiyan