Super Eagles defender Chinedu Udoji is dead

Super Eagles defender Chinedu Udoji is dead

The entire football fraternity in Nigeria have been thrown into serious mourning on Sunday night, February 18, following the untimely death of Kano Pillars defender Chinedu Udoji.

The 28-year-old veteran Nigerian Professional Football League player died in a fatal motor accident while he was returning to his lodge in Kano.

Chinedu Udoji played for Kano Pillars on Sunday evening, February 18, against his former club Enyimba at the Sanni Abacha Stadium, Kofarmata in Kano which ended 1-1.

After the Nigeria Premier League game, Udoji decided to go and spend some time with his former teammates at Enyimba in their hotel.

He was then involved in an accident while returning to his lodge and died immediately.

Kano Pillars’ spokesman Idris Malikawa confirmed Chinedu Udoji’s shocking death to Newsmen Monday morning, February 19. ”Yes, I can confirm to you that we have lost Chinedu Udoji, and so unfortunate because he was one of our best players. For now, we are waiting for his death certificate from the hospital,” Malikawa told NAN

Udoji began his football career 12 years ago at FC Abuja before he was signed by former Nigeria Football League champions Enyimba where he won the NPFL titles and also the FA Cup.

Chinedu Udoji was a veteran Nigerian League footballer considering the years he spent at Enyimba where he captained the Peoples Elephant for 6 years.

The player who had also played for the Super Eagles home based died leaving a wife and two kids behind.

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