Barely three days after the death of former Enyimba, Sunshine Stars and Nasarawa United striker, Chinedu Udechukwu, the Nigeria Professional Football League has once again gone into mourning over the death of former Kano Pillars striker, Ebuka Odenigbo.
The player was said to have died after a short illness.
His former club, Kano Pillars expressed shock at Odenigbo’s sudden death.
“We received with shock the death of our former player in the person of Ebuka David. Ebuka was a talented young footballer with great potential. On behalf of the current President, Alh. Ibrahim Galadima, and the entire Sai Masu Gida family, our condolences to his family,” the club said through its official handle.
Former Kano Pillars player and Odenigbo ally, Nzube Anaezemba also paid tribute to the player on his Facebook wall.
“Eighty eighty my boy,… I still believe in miracles, I pray that bad news can still turn into good news, it is possible” Abeg you still have a long way to go in this life” Abeg u in the name of God stay with me bro,” Anaezemba wrote disappointed
The 21-year-old joined Kano Pillars in 2019 after a successful stint with Makurdi Tillers University of Agriculture in the Premier League in 2018 where he was the season’s most valuable player and also reportedly attracted transfer interest from Enyimba FC.
He scored 11 goals for Kano Pillars in 2019 in his first season.
Odenigbo’s death follows the death of another NPFL player, Chinedu Udechukwu, who also died on Wednesday.
According to Udechukwu’s former club, Nasarawa United, the player collapsed and died in Josen after complaining of a headache.
In their statement, Nasarawa United sent their condolences to the player’s family.
“We are shocked to learn of the sudden death of one of our former players, Chinedu Udechukwu.
“As we pray for the repose of his soul in heaven, we send our deepest condolences to his family, his loved ones, teams and fellow players, the Nigeria Football Federation and the football fraternity in the country,” the statement read. the part
Another former club of Udechukwu, Sunshine Stars FC in Akure also wrote: “The bullish striker joined Sunshine Stars midway through 2019/20 and played with the club for the better part of the 2020/21 season before joining Nasarawa United.