Two Nigerian players killed in car crash

Ifeanyi George
George was a regular striker for Enugu Rangers

Two Nigerian footballers - international striker Ifeanyi George and Emmanuel Ogbu - have been killed in a car crash in Abudu that also claimed the life of a third person.

The pair, who played for Nigerian league side Enugu Rangers, were involved in a crash on the Benin-Agbor road whilst travelling to Lagos on Sunday morning.

Super Eagles forward George, who won two caps for his country in 2017, was 26.

Ogbu was a member of the club's youth team.

The car had another passenger - Eteka Gabriel, a friend of George's - who also died.

The players were returning to Lagos from Enugu following a break in the Nigeria league due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"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."

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