Rangers International’s, Ifeanyi George and Emmanuel Ogbu today, died in a motor accident while travelling to Lagos State.
George and Emmanuel who were travelling with other players of the team, died on the spot after their vehicle ran into a stationary articulated vehicle along the Onitsha/Agbor-Benin road.
The League Management Company (LMC) confirmed the development and sent a condolence message to the management of Rangers International.
“We sympathise with the club at this trying time and pray for the repose of their soul and wish the injured ones a speedy recovery,” the LMC, Chairman Shehu Dikko said.
The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), also commiserated with the club on the demise of the two players.
“We are shocked to hear of the passing away of striker Ifeanyi George and Emmanuel Ogbu players of Rangers Int’l. Both players were involved in a fatal auto crash earlier on Sunday. Our prayers and thoughts are with their families and Rangers’ Management. May their souls Rest In Peace.’’ the NFF tweeted.
The players were said to be returning to Lagos to spend a break since the suspension of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) when the accident occurred.