2 Nigerian Footballers Who Died In Their 20s This Year

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1. Kelechi Okafor

The young lad tragically lost his life on Tuesday August 19th, 2021. According to reports, it was the day he was supposed to leave Nigeria for Azerbaijan, where he was to kickstart his career.

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Kelechi slumped after a collision with a player during a training session with his teammates from Lion Heart football club and was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.

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He died at the age of 21 and was buried on September 4th, 2021.

2. Kelvin Odenigbo

The Nigerian star who plied his trade for FC Vitebsk in Belarus was found dead after drowning in a lake on June 6th, 2021.

His death was confirmed by his club on their official Instagram account along with a black-and-white image of the deceased. According to the club, employees of the Belarusian company, OSVOD, discovered the deceased’s body in the lake.

Kelvin died at the age of 20. May his gentle soul continue to rest in peace.

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