Nigerian Footballer Drowns In Belarus

Nigerian Footballer Drowns In Belarus
The Late Kelvin Odenigbo
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A Nigerian footballer, Kelvin Odenigbo, who plays for FC Vitebsk in Belarus, has been found dead after drowning in a lake in very unclear circumstances.

The Belarusian Premier League club confirmed the incident in a statement on its website.

According to the club,  the corpse of the 20-year-old striker was found on Saturday by the lake Beloye, a tourist destination in the Vitebsk region.

‘We express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the football player. The football club Vitebsk reports that on June 5, 2021, on the lake Beloye, in the area of the tourist base Verasy, OSVOD employees found the drowned Kelvin Odenigbo,‘ the statement from the club read in part.

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The club also promised to release more details on Odenigbo’s death while expressing condolences to family and friends of the deceased.

‘We will publish all official information as it becomes available. We express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the football player, as well as to all the fans of the team,’ the statement further added.

Africa Today News, New York understands that Odenigbo joined the club on loan from NAF Rockets FC, the Nigerian National League side, at the end of last season before making the switch permanent for the 11-match-old 2021/22 season.

He featured for sixth-placed Vitebsk, scoring one goal in four appearances.



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