Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

The Nigeria Football Federation has commiserate with Rangers international of Enugu over the death of the players Ifeanyi George and Emmanuel Ogbu.

Both players passed on in the earlier hours of Sunday after they were involved in a ghastly motor accident which occurred in Abudu, just after Agbor in Delta State.

The players were reportedly on their way to Lagos to be with their loved ones following the suspension of the 2019/2020 Nigeria professional football league due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Nigeria football Federation governing body led the tribute to both players and also took to their social media handle to commiserate with the management of Rangers international and the families of both footballer.

“We are shocked to hear of the sad passing of striker Ifeanyi George and Emmanuel Ogbu players of @rangersint. Both players were involved in a fatal auto crash earlier on Sunday. Our prayers and thoughts are with their families and Rangers’ Mgt. May their souls Rest In Peace.” NFF said on twitter.

Ifeanyi George has been important player for Rangers since he joined, he also won the Nigeria professional football league with Enyimba international.

Emmanuel Ogbu on his part plays for the Flying Antelopes feeders team and was the former captain of Lagos based NLO side Magate FC.

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