Kano Pillars have announced the death of 28-year-old defender Chinedu Udoji in a car crash on Sunday.
The accident happened a few hours after a league game against his former club Enyimba.
Udoji, who played for Pillars in Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Enyimba, was involved in an accident on his way back after visiting his former employers.
Kano Pillars announced Udoji’s death on the club’s official Twitter account.
“Tragedy hits Pillars as we lost Chinedu Udoji after a terrific car accident in Kano. The untimely death Chinedu Udoji is shocking and a great loss to the football family.”
“The demise of @pillarsfc 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. #RIPUdoji”
Udoji joined Kano Pillars in 2016 after seven successful seasons with two-time African champions Enyimba.
He won two league titles, two FA Cups and reached the semi-final of the 2011 African Champions League with the Aba-based club.
Udoji is survived by his parents, wife and two little children.