Kano Pillars confirm the death of Udoji

Written by on February 19, 2018

The management of Kano Pillars FC on Monday confirmed the death of their defender, Chinedu Udoji, who died in a ghastly auto crash in Kano late on Sunday.

The Media Officer of the club, Idris Malikwa, told the News men that the player was involved in a car accident after visiting his former team mates at Enyimba FC in a hotel.

“This tragic accident happened along Club Road in Kano and his remains had been deposited at the Murtala Muhammad Hospital Mortuary.”‎

Malikawa said that an official of Kano Pillars was processing a police report on the accident at the Kano State Police Command headquarters in Bompai, Kano.

The corpse of the late Udoji has been deposited at the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital in Kano and the incident reported to the Bompai Police Division.

Haladu said the Kano Pillars’ management, technical crew, players, fans and the entire football family in Kano were in shock Monday morning following the player’s death.

He said the club officials were processing all necessary documentation before taking Udoji’s corpse to his family for burial.

“Our deepest condolences to his family, friends, fans, and football lovers all across the country,” Kano Pillars also said in a tweet about the incident.

Udoji was voted Man of the Match in the NPFL Week 9 match against his former club, Enyimba, which ended in a 1-1 draw on Sunday.

Born in 1989, the centre-back joined Kano Pillars ahead of the 2016/2017 season after spending seven years with Enyimba following his arrival from FC Abuja.

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