The League management company (LMC) have expressed their condolence to the family of late Chinedu Udoji and also Kano Pillars for the sad demise of their star defender.

The elite League management body directed that a minute silence be observed in honour of the former Enyimba captain during match day 10 fixtures this weekend asking players to wear black armbands during the match to mourn the late player. gathered that Udoji died in a fatal motor accident in Kano on his way home from visiting former team mates at the camp of Enyimba International after the Match Day 9 1-1 draw with Kano Pillars which he was awarded the most valuable player.

LMC chairman, Shehu Dikko, in a statement said:

“We are saddened by the news of Chinedu Udoji’s death, he was such a dedicated player and an asset to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL)”,

He recalled that the late Udoji captained the NPFL All-stars team on the LaLiga tour in 2015, noting that his leadership qualities was such that endured team discipline and cohesion.

“The LMC commiserates with the Management and players of Kano Pillars on this untimely death of Udoji.

“We sympathize with the immediate family of the late player and pray that his soul repose peacefully”, Dikko remarked.

The late Udoji joined Kano Pillars at the start of the 2016/17 season from Enyimba where he was captain for over five seasons.

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