Football lovers in Nigeria woke up to the sad news of the death of Kano Pillars fc defender and veteran, Chinedu Udoji.
Udoji was on the field as his team, Kano Pillars faced his former side, Enyimba fc in what was dubbed the ‘Nigerian el clasico’.
Udoji was awarded the man of the match award for his stellar performance in the game which ended 1-1.
Reports had it that Udoji had gone to visit his former teammates from Enyimba at the hotel where they lodged.
It was on his way back from the visit that he was involved in a car accident along Club Road in Kano.