Kano Pillars defender Chinedu Udoji died last night following a car accident inside Kano, various reports have said.
No-nonsense central defender Udoji was Man of the Match in yesterday’s NPFL Week 9 match against his former club Enyimba, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
An official said Udoji was heading back to the Pillars club house after he visited the hotel of Enyimba when he was involved in an accident which cost him his life.
See Nigerian reaction to his death below..
— Bolarinwa Olajide (@iambolar) February 19, 2018
Ex Enyimba international FC and Kano pillars defender, Chinedu Udoji is Dead.
He played for Kano Pillars yesterday before he was involved in an accident. RIP! pic.twitter.com/b4piU3qa7M
— POOJA… (@PoojaMedia) February 19, 2018
— Oluwatoyin Ibitoye (@Toyin_Ibitoye) February 19, 2018
So sad. This can't be true. Chinedu Udoji was a gentleman. Even when extremely tired he was still always gonna smile and give me an interview. My prayers are with his family in this trying time. #RIPChineduUdoji pic.twitter.com/8iCxCeoLBR
— Oh' Kelvin (@kelvinekerete) February 19, 2018