Football community in Nigeria has been thrown into mourning mood following the shocking news of former ABS FC midfielder, Ibrahim Odiba who slumped and died on Saturday in Lokoja.
Odiba was reported to have slumped and gave up few minutes into joining the Kogi All Stars’ training at the Confluence Stadium.
The Kogi born Odiba who played for notable clubs in Nigerian leagues including ABS FC and Kaduna United did not show any sign of ailments.
One of the members of Confluence All Stars, Tomiwa Lawal told OnwardNews24 that Odiba was a lively and friendly member who has always shown optimum professionalism all through.
He said Odiba will be greatly missed just as he prayed God to bless his soul and grant his immediate family fortitude to bear his demise.
“We are sadden and shocked with the death of one of us, Ibrahim Odiba who slumped this morning at Confluence Stadium, Lokoja today during training.
“There was no touch, no contact from anybody, he slumped to his face after about five minutes of entering in the second half our training this morning.
“We were able to bring him back to life and he was back to life and he even asked what happened.
“He was driven to the hospital to continue treatment but unfortunately he couldn’t make it.
“We will miss him so dearly, he was a very nice and humble man, very professional and committed member of the All Stars family.
“May his soul continue to rest in perfect peace and I pray that God will grant his family fortitude to bear his untimely death.