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|Gun Men Kill Owner Of New NNL Side, Udala FC And Team Manager by robosky02(m): 2:18pm On Jul 17|
Gun Men Kill Owner Of New NNL Side, Udala FC And Team Manager
Owner of new Nigeria National League (NNL) club Udala FC, High Chief Philip Chinonso Udala, was on Tuesday killed by unknown gunmen.
Udala’s death was confirmed in a press release signed by Udala FC General Manager, Henry Chinye and Media Consultant, Ralph Chidozie George.
It was confirmed that Udala was killed alongside his team’s manager, Godsent Eriobu and others in his convoy.
The bloody raid on High Chief Udala and his companions happened at Eke Agu Market junction in Abatete town, Idemili North LGA, Anambra State. The assailants caught up with the convoy as they were about making a stop at Udala’s newly opened Petrol Station, Claire Philip Petroleum, located about 100 metres from the junction.
The Petrol Station was named after his unborn girl child due to be delivered in a fortnight. He only wedded his pregnant wife three weeks ago.
“It is with the deepest regret and a collective broken heart that we announce the untimely death of our President, High Chief Philip Chinonso Udala (Nwanweniteaku Idemili),” the release read.
“Chief Udala tragically lost his life on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 when unknown gun men attacked his convoy killing him alongside our team’s manager, Godsent Eriobu and others.
“The primary thoughts of everyone at the Club are with the Udala family at this period of unspeakable loss.
“As a family, the management, players and technical crew we mourn his passing and hope to keep his vision for the team alive and make it his legacy.
“The football community in Anambra in particular and Nigeria in general have lost one of the most passionate men of the game.
“He was member of the Anambra State football Association (ANSFA) Caretaker committee that was set up by NFF to reposition football in the State in 2020.
“In February 2021 he sponsored the Udala Pre-season Tournament involving 8 teams from the South East and followed with Udala scouting programme involving another eight teams.
“Udala was a kind and generous man whose love for football was overflowing.
“Our Team Manager, Godsent Eriobu was truly Godsent to the team as he was there from inception as a pioneer player and Captain. He was also the Secretary of the Anambra Independent Football League (AIFL).
“At this difficult time we appreciate the support and solidarity of the football family.
“The funeral will be announced by his family.”
Udala FC of Uke in Anambra State is coached by David Gideon.
The club gained promotion to NNL from the the Imo centre of the NLO in 2021.
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|Re: Gun Men Kill Owner Of New NNL Side, Udala FC And Team Manager by RunzMAN: 3:16pm On Jul 17|
Where you an obstacle to anyone?
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|Re: Gun Men Kill Owner Of New NNL Side, Udala FC And Team Manager by paulolee(m): 4:37pm On Jul 17|
just too bad....my heart felt sharp pain after seeing dt he just got married recently n even expecting a baby girl..
I know him back then n even saw him once when my team played a competition in anambra years back n he was so vibrant n full of life...
RIP sir...I pray ur blood hunt ur killers to their graves
|Re: Gun Men Kill Owner Of New NNL Side, Udala FC And Team Manager by paulolee(m): 4:40pm On Jul 17|
RunzMAN:obstacle to someone justify his killing or what?? reasons for his death isnt given bt i dnt see any sense in anybody taking a life he CNT Gv bcoz of his fear of "obstacle".....dts barbaric..
|Re: Gun Men Kill Owner Of New NNL Side, Udala FC And Team Manager by Ogamysamo: 6:01pm On Jul 17|
may he believe in God that he may rest in peace
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