Super Eagles and Rangers International striker Ifeanyi George has reportedly died in a ghastly motor accident along Onitsha-Agbor-Benin road while heading to Lagos on Sunday morning, March 22, 2020.
The former Enyimba of Aba striker died alongside two others on the spot after the unfortunate incident ocuured.
Confirming Gerorge’s demise, management of Enugu Rangers issued a statement that some of their players were involved in a fatal accident while traveling for the ten-days break.
“According to sketchy information available to the management, our attacking sensation, Ifeanyi George who was in his vehicle driven by his friend including a B team player, had the vehicle smashed into a parked articulated vehicle along Onitsha-Agbor-Benin road, Sunday morning.
Club’s General Manager, Prince 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.”
Interestingly, Rangers approved a 10-day break for squad members on Friday, March 20, following the suspension of football activities by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
“The management in its wisdom wants its players to be with their various families in this challenging health period,” Club GM, Davidson Owumi was quoted as saying in a statement.
“It is our belief that the players would maintain a high level of discipline and return after the break stronger to challenge for a top finish in the season.”
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Meanwhile, George’a former teammate and Beach Sand Eagles legend Abu Azeez replied a post with ‘crying emojis’, describing it as the “saddest news of the year”.
At the last count, The 26-year-old Ifeanyi George debuted for Nigeria in 2017 against Benin before earning two other international caps.