Enugu Rangers players honour late associate who passed away in automobile mishap
The Rangers, who currently occupy second position on the league table, gave N20miillion to the household of the deceased player las year.
The Enugu Rangers players on Friday stayed to wish their late coworker, Ifeanyi George, at an area along Asaba-Benin Highway where he passed away in an automobile mishap in March, last year.
The players were en path to Lagos for Sunday’s premiership clash with MFM F.C
. The 26-year-old George died when his automobile run into a fixed truck.
He was stated to be on his method to his Lagos house from Enugu after the league was suspended due to the fact that of COVID-19.
Two of his colleagues, who were with him, were likewise said to have lost their lives in the unfortunate trip.
” It was such a touching minute for the gamers (to honour their late associate),” the spokesperson for the club, Okolie Norbert, informed PREMIUM TIMES, Saturday, from Agege Stadium where the group was training for their Sunday match.
The 21 players and the club authorities observed a minute silence in honour of the late George, and later on the group manager, Amobi Ezeaku, led them in a short prayer for the late player.
” We have a way of respecting our gamers, we have a way of respecting our legends, we have a method of respecting those that are living and those that have gone. Ifeanyi stays in our hearts and he will stay in our hearts permanently,” Mr Ezeaku stated.
” It was an emotional one, we were so down, however it was an advantage we did that,” one of the players, Chiamaka Madu, said. “Ifeanyi George will continue to live in our hearts.”
Madu said the honour done to the late George would help strengthen and merge the team.
Rangers gave N20 million to the family of the late footballer late last year, the club spokesperson said.
“MFM F.C has actually always been a difficult team to bet house and away but we remain in Lagos this time to complete what we began last season when we missed an opportunity to take all three points at stake,” Rangers gamer, Ugwuoke Ugochukwu, stated of their match with MFM F.C.
Rangers occupy 2nd position on the league table, while MFM F.C are seventh.