October 18, 2021

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Tragedy as Nigerian prospect Kelvin Odenigbo, 20, who plays in top European League drowns

– Kelvin Odenigbo unfortunately lost his life in Belarus after drowning in a lake

– The 20-year-old who plays for FC Vitebsk was confirmed dead in a tourist site in Beloye

– The Belorussian club have sent condolence messages to Odenigbo’s family and friends

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Kelvin Odenigbo has brought tears into the eyes of many Nigerians after he was found dead in a lake called Beloye in his base in Belarus, The Cable.

The 20-year-old who plays for FC Vitebsk in Belarus drowned in the lake and was confirmed dead in the tourist destination.

FC Vitebsk released a statement on their official website:

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“We express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the football player. The football club Vitebsk reports that on June 5, 2021, on the lake Beloye, in the area of the tourist base Verasy, OSVOD employees found the drowned Kelvin Odenigbo.

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“We will publish all official information as it becomes available. We express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the football player, as well as to all the fans of the team.”

Investigation are currently on going and the Vitebsk have promised to release the exact cause of Odenigbo’s unfortunate death.

Tragedy as Nigerian prospect Odenigbo who plays in top European League drowns
Kelvin Odenigbo who plays for Belrussian club FC Vitebsk drowns in tourist lake.
Photo by @kelvinodenigbo
Source: Instagram

Odenigbo began his career Nigerian National League side (NNL) side NAF Rocket and made a loan move to the Belorussian side and his deal was made permanent a few games into the middle of the season.

He made a little impact in the four games he featured in during the just concluded 2020-21 season with one assist.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the clock seems to be ticking for Super Eagles handler Gernot Rohr following Super Eagles 1-0 loss to Cameroon in Austria.

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The three-time African champions have failed to win their last three friendlies, recording two losses including the defeat to Algeria and a draw with Tunisia.

Only 20 players showed up for the national team due to several injury problems and other reasonable excuses.

Legit.ng had earlier reported that Kelechi Iheanacho presence in the Super Eagles camp is never a dull moment as the Leicester City striker was spotted leading the team in an Igbo song, Twitter.

The Nigerian international and the rest of the team are currently preparing for Super Eagles clash with Cameroon in Austria on Friday, June 5.

The team were on their way to training when Iheanacho took it upon himself to do a rendition in Igbo language as other players followed.

Source: Legit.ng