20-Year-Old Nigerian Footballer Drowns In Belarus, Club Says It Was An Accident

A Nigerian footballer with Belarus Premier League side FC Vitebsk, Kelvin Odenigbo drowned in a lake over the weekend.

Kelvin, who joined the club from the Nigerian National League team NAF Rockets FC, at the end of last season before sealing a permanent deal for the 11-match-old 2021/22 campaign drowned in Lake Beloye.

A statement released by the club shows that the 20-year-old’s drowning was an accident.

According to the club’s doctor’s, forensic examinations shows no violent marks on the late Kelvin’s body.

The statement read in parts, “According to the results of the forensic medical examination, no violent marks were found on the football player’s body, there are no traces of alcohol in Kelvin’s blood.

“It was a drowning accident that shocked us all. Now the question of the burial ceremony of the player is being decided.

“You can honor the memory of Kelvin on the territory of the stadium – the central entrance to the administration.”

The club added that details of the player’s burial will be communicated later.


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