Nigerian-Born Footballer Odenigbo Dies in Belarus
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Nigerian footballer Kelvin Odenigbo has been found dead after the 20-year-old drowned in a lake in Belarus.
His Belarusian club FC Vitebsk confirmed the sad incident, explaining that he drowned in Lake Beloye.
“The football club “Vitebsk” reports that on June 5, 2021, on the lake “Beloye”, in the area of the tourist base “Verasy”, OSVOD employees found the drowned Kelvin Odenigbo,” the club said in a Google-translated statement posted on its website.
While commiserating with the family and friends of the deceased player, the football team assured it will release further information about the footballer’s demise.
“We will publish all official information as it becomes available,” the club added. “We express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the football player, as well as to all the fans of the team.”
The Nigerian who played four games this season for the Belarus team also provided one assist for the sixth-placed club.
He joined the club from the Nigerian National League team NAF Rockets FC, at the end of last season before sealing a permanent deal for the 11-match-old 2021/22 campaign.
Recall that a Nigerian footballer in Vietnam, Theophilus Ugwu was sentenced to death for smuggling nearly six kilos of hard drugs in Vietnam last May.
Also Austin Ndife, a 21 year-old Nigerian footballer died of cardiac arrest in Nepal .
He was said to be in Nepal on trials and is yet to sign for any club.
Reports say he had a heart problem for two weeks before he died while on admission at the Shahid Gangalal National Heart Centre, Bansbari.