Two Nigerian footballers striker Ifeanyi George pictured and Emmanuel Ogbu were killed in a car crash in Nigeria.
Football Sierra Leone gathered that the accident happens on their way to Lagos from Enugu on Sunday.
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 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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I'm devastated by this sad news. So Ifeanyi George is no more!!!
Reports says three Rangers players were involved in a fatal accident on their way to Lagos this morning after the @LMCNPFL break due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Ifeanyi George was confirmed dead.
REST IN PEACE BRO! pic.twitter.com/e8BZJho7hi
— MR OLAWALE QUADRY (@walequadry) March 22, 2020