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Bauchi FA Commiserates With Enugu Rangers, Abia FA Over George’s Death

The Bauchi State Football Association (BAFA) on Monday commiserated with Enugu Rangers and Abia state FA over the death of her Sensational striker, Ifeanyi George. 

Condolences which was conveyed by the Chairman of Bauchi State FA, Patrick Pascal, MON.

According to a statement signed by the Club’s media officer, Norbert Okolie, the prolific goal poacher, Ifeanyi George and a B team player, Eteka Gabriel and Emmanuel Ogbu. had died after an accident along Onitsha-Agbor-Benin express road on Sunday morning as they were travelling for the ten-days (10) break approved by the management of the club following the Suspension of the Nigeria Professional League (NPFL) over the outbreak of Corona Virus Pandemic. 

Pascal urged families and entire football fraternity to find solace in God, he also prayed God to grant  George’s soul eternal rest and comfort his family.

“We at the Bauchi state FA and all the stakeholders in the state received the news of the death of Ifeanyi George with a heavy heart. It is very touching to lose such a striker for many years. May God grant, Enugu Rangers and Abia state FA the strength to bear the irreparable loss.

“Condolences to the families of the two other persons who died in the car accident along with Ifeanyi George May their souls Rest In Peace”

The Bauchi state FA boss who doubles as the Super Eagles Cordinator said ‘‘May God grant his family the strength to absorb the impact of this death, forgive his shortcomings and reward his good deeds in the life after,” he said.

The late George who was well known in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) for his versatility, had scored four goals this season for the Abia based club. 

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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