Consternation in the camp of Rangers International Football Club of Enugu this evening as Striker Ifeanyi George dies in car crash.
Nigerian international and Rangers striker, Ifeanyi George, died in a ghastly motor accident at Abudu, a boundary community between Delta and Edo State.
He was driving back to Enugu from Lagos when his Infinity M35 car lost control and rammed into a stationary vehicle.
He reportedly died on the spot from crushed cranium and amputation of two upper limbs which denied him room for any sort of first aid
George was being accompanied by a Rangers feeder team player, Emmanuel Ogbu, and another friend.
Ifeanyi’s friend, Eteka Gabriel, came from Calabar to Enugu and joined them on the ill-fated trip to Lagos.
All three friends died unfortunately and their remains were deposited at a mortuary in Owa village near Abudu, officials said.
The players were returning from a botched league match following following a 10-day break given to the players by Rangers Management.
The break followed an order by Nigeria Football Federation, “to suspend every football activity for one month,” due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Top Rangers Management led by GM Davidson Owumi visited the scene of the accident to interact with road marshals, the police and the hospital.
eMetro News learnt that a discussion has also commenced with a member of his immediate family on his burial.
A meeting is scheduled between the family and Rangers Management within the week, officials said.
“Rangers Management Corporation appreciates the messages and support from well-meaning Nigerians and lovers of sports who are mourning with us in this moment of grief,” the Corporation said in a statement.
It also appealed that “the privacy of the family and the club be respected at this trying moment.”