Super Eagles and Enugu International forward Ifeanyi George has died in a ghastly motor accident while returning to his base on Sunday, March 22, 2020.
The former 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.
A statement released by the management of Enugu rangers “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 Enugu based club, 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.”
Speaking on behalf of the club, General Manager, Okey Kpalukwu, expressed shock and sadness at the news while also sending the Rangers family the heartfelt concern and condolences from the Rivers United family.
“We are in shock and pain at the shocking news of George’s painful demise and our thoughts and prayers are with the Rangers family at this very sad moment,” Kpalukwu said to the club’s official website.
The management of Enugu Rangers had on Friday, March 20, 2020, approved a ten-day break for the team because of the suspension of all football activities by NFF.
League management company of Nigeria (LMC) confirmed the need for its website. Another sad news for NPFL and NFF, only two weeks after the tragic death of former Nasarrawa defender Chineme Martins.