The 26-year-old was said to have died on the spot
– The Enugu Rangers attacker was said to be returning home due to the coronavirus
Super Eagles and Enugu International forward Ifeanyi George has been reported killed in a ghastly motor accident while returning to his base on Sunday, March 22, 2020.
The ex-Enyimba of Aba striker was in the car with two others who were also killed in the incident. They were said to be returning home when the tragic incident occurred.
Heartbroken former team-mate and Nigeria beach soccer legend Abu Azeez replied a post with ‘crying emojis’, describing it as the “saddest news of the year”.
Ifeanyi George made his international debut for Nigeria in 2017 against Benin and made two international caps. He was aged 26.
The management Enugu in a statement confirmed the involvement of some of their players in a fatal accident while traveling for the ten-days break.
The statement said: “According to scetchy 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.
General Manager of the side, 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.”