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Monday, October 17, 2016

Nigerian footballer shot dead

Written by: Olumide Oke

Izu Joseph, a Nigerian footballer has died after being shot.

Izu who plays as a defender for Nigerian Premier League side Shooting Stars (3SC), was hit by a stray bullet as gunmen attacked a market in Okaki, Bayelsa State, his hometown.

The club announced the death of the player on its official twitter account, "A Shooting STAR is gone! Izu Joseph is gone! Flamboyant defender is gone! RIP, brother. What a life! May God strengthen his family #Tragedy."

Joseph who joined the club three years ago has been superb for team as they got promotion to the top flight in 2014.

Nigerian Football Federation also said on their twitter account, "Our thoughts are with the Mgt. & Staff of @Official3SC on the shocking loss of their player, Izu Joseph. May his soul Rest In Peace! #RIPIzu".


Thoughts of we at African Footy are with management and staffs of Shooting Stars. May the soul of the departed rest in peace.

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