Chinedu Udoji, Kano Pillars defender, has died in a road accident which occurred on Sunday night.
Udoji, who played against Enyimba FC, his former club, on Sunday, had an accident on his way home after the Nigeria Professional Football League game in Kano.
Confirming the incident to TheCable, Idris Malikawa, Kano Pillars’ spokesman, said “it is indeed a sad day for Nigerian football”.
“Udoji took his shower after the game and told me he was going to see his former teammates at the hotel,” Malikawa told TheCable.
“He had already seen his former team and it was on his way back to the Kano Pillars camp that he had the accident.
“We all are still in shock over his death. Can you imagine that he won the best man of the match in yesterday’s game?
“It is a sad day for me, the entire Kano Pillars team, fans, Nigeria Professional Football League and Nigerian football in general.”
The deceased joined Pillars last season after spending seven years with Enyimba.
There were reports that he had another offer from Enyimba but he opted to remain with the Kano side.