The
LaLiga Nigeria office has commiserated with Shooting Stars Sports Club over the
death of their defender, Joseph Izu.
LaLiga
Nigeria Country Manager, Mutiu Adepoju in a statement expressed shock and
disappointment at the player’s untimely death.
‘I
was shocked when I heard the news, it is sad that such a promising player was
cut short in his prime.
“I
already spoke to 3SC’s general manager, Rasheed Balogun to offer our
condolences and support during this difficult time,” Adepoju said.
“I
pray that God gives his family the fortitude to bear this huge loss.”
Adepoju
who was General Manager of Shooting Stars between 2008 and 2012 added that the
LaLiga Nigeria office has reached out to the late player’s family to offer them
support.
Meanwhile,
Rivers State Sport Commissioner, Boma Iyaye says the death of Shooting Stars defender,
Joseph Izu ‘represents another dark chapter in the history Nigerian football’.
Iyaye
has urged the 3SC family to show strength following the sad turn of events
while urging security operatives to fish out the killers of Izu.
“The
death of this vibrant young man, cut short at the prime of his career,
represents yet another dark chapter in the history of Nigerian football.
“I
have since sent my personal condolences to 3SC and on behalf of the sport
fraternity in Rivers State, I also urge the Izu family to be strong in this
period of great sadness.
“I
am also using this medium to call on security operatives to embark on
exhaustive investigations with a view of bringing the killers of the late Izu
to book,” he said.
  

The
late player joined 3SC in the 2013/14 season from Bayelsa United and had just
completed his third season at the Oluyole Warriors.

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