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Nigerian footballer, Izu Joseph, dies from stray bullet

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Izu Joseph was a key player for Shooting Stars
Izu Joseph was a key player for Shooting Stars

Nigerian footballer, Izu Joseph, has died as a result of stray bullet.

The 24-year-old defender was hit by a stray bullet when gunmen attacked a market in his himetown of Okaki in River State.

Defender Joseph played for Nigerian Premier League club, Shooting Stars.

The club's tweeted on its official account: "A Shooting STAR is gone! Izu Joseph is gone! Flamboyant defender is gone! RIP, brother. What a life! May God strengthen his family."

Joseph joined the club three years ago and he was a key player as the team secured a return to the top flight from the second division in 2014.

The Nigerian Football Federation tweeted: "Our thoughts are with the Mgt. & Staff of @Official3SC on the shocking loss of our player, Izu Joseph. May his soul Rest in Peace.


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