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Kano Pillars Confirm Chinedu Udoji Died in Car Crash

Nigerian footballer Chinedu Udoji died at the age of 28 in a car crash Sunday, his club Kano Pillars have confirmed.

The club announced the news via their official Twitter account:

Per BBC Sport's Oluwashina Okeleji, the crash occurred after Udoji had played in Kano's 1-1 draw with his former side Enyimba.

Enyimba also offered their condolences on Twitter alongside a statement from chairman Felix Anyansi Agwu:

The Nigerian Football Federation were also saddened by the player's death, as was sports broadcaster Babatunde Koiki:

Udoji spent seven years with Enyimba, winning the Nigerian Premier League in 2010 and 2015 either side of two wins in the Nigerian FA Cup in 2013 and 2014.