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By Chineze Ogugua

Kano Pillars has announced that former Enyimba defender and their captain Chinedu Udoji has passed away after he was involved in a car crash.

Chinedu Udoji

A statement on their Twitter handle read:

“Chinedu Udoji was involved in a car accident yesterday after visiting his former team mates at Enyimba. This tragic accident happened along Club Road in Kano. Our deepest condolences to his family, friends, fans, and football lovers all across the country.”

The Nigerian Football Federation also sent their condolences to the family of the deceased.

“The demise of Kano Pillars defender Chinedu Udoji comes as a rude shock to us this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and club. May his soul rest in peace.”

The 28-year-old won the Nigeria Professional Football League title in 2015 and the Federation Cup in 2014 as their captain, before signing for Pillars in 2016.

Udoji is survived by a wife and two children.

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