Ex-Rangers star Obiekwu slumps and dies in action

Ex-Rangers star Obiekwu slumps and dies in action

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Feb 14, 2017. 09:18

Tragedy has again struck Nigerian football after former Enugu Rangers star Henry Obiekwu slumped and died while playing a friendly in Enugu Monday.

Former Super Eagles defender Kingsley Obiekwu aka ‘Shagari’ confirmed the passing of his younger brother Henry.

Eye witnesses said right fullback Henry asked to be replaced during the friendly match with his youth team Samba FC at the UNEC Stadium in Enugu Monday morning after he complained of severe chest pain.

He will later slump and was rushed to several hospitals before he was confirmed dead at the Eastern Nigeria Medical Centre in Enugu.

FC Taraba were Henry’s last club.

By Olieh Otuchelu

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