- Barnabas Imenger played 8 matches and scored a goal for the team during his life time
- He was said to have been on life support at the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi
- He died on Monday morning, March 22, according to a statement from Lobi Stars
Ex-Nigerian international who manages NPFL side Lobi Stars, Barnabas Imenger, is dead.
The sad news was confirmed by the club's media officer Austin Tyowua who stated that the former midfielder passed away in the wee hours of Monday, March 22.
It was gathered that he had succumbed to a protracted illness with Lobi Stars admitting gthe loss is a huge one, not just to the team, but entire country at large.
He described the demise of the Lobi Stars’ team manager as a huge loss to the team and the country at large.
“The news is true, we have lost a rare gem at Lobi Stars and Nigeria as a whole, thanks for your concern,” Mr Tyowua told Nigerian outlet Premium Times.
It was gathered that Imenger had been in and out of the hospital for some months before his eventual demise on Monday.
Further findings have it that Imenger was placed on life support at the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi, Benue State, and after the situation got worse, he was then referred to the National Hospital in Abuja.
The year 2021 has witnessed the death of some former Nigeria internationals; including Joe Erico, Yisa Sofoluwe, and lately Jide Dina who died earlier this month after a protracted illness.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Busola who is the wife of late former Super Eagles star Yisa Sofoluwe had rubbished claims that her husband contracted the deadly COVID-19 before he died in a hospital in Lagos.
The death of Yisa Sofoluwe still remains a shocking one for Nigerians most especially football followers home and abroad considering his achievements during his active playing time.
The sensational star was reported to have been diagnosed with brain disease shortly before he died despite efforts by the medical officials and practitioners to save his dear life..
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