Nigeria striker dies in tragic accident

CAF Confederation Cup

Nigeria international striker Ifeanyi George and Emmanuel Ogbu have both been confirmed dead after a tragic car crash in Abudu.

The pair were involved in a crash on the Benin-Agbor road while travelling to Lagos on Sunday. They were returning home after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the suspension the Nigerian Premier League.

George, 26, made his Super Eagles debut in 2017 and was a star in this season's CAF Confederation Cup for Enugu Rangers with three goals in six games.

Ogbu was a member of the club's youth system, while the third passenger, Eteka Gabriel, a friend of George's, also passed away, according to BBC Africa.

"The management of Rangers International FC shall, in conjunction with the families of Ifeanyi George and Emmanuel Ogbu, pay a befitting last respect to both players," a club statement read.

"We mourn their sudden demise. It's indeed shocking that we are talking of Ifeanyi and Emmanuel in the past tense."