Super Eagles Goalkeeper Calls For Prayers Amid Kidnap, Death Of NPFL Players

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Theophilus Afelokhai has admonished players in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) to maintain a prayerful lifestyle amidst the spate of kidnapping and deaths recorded in the league.

Recall that recently, the domestic scene was thrown into mourning with the deaths of Enugu Rangers duo of Emmanuel Ogbu and Ifeanyi George in a car accident.

While on Sunday, Enyimba's Dayo Ojo and Abia Comets' Benjamin Iluyomade were abducted by some unknown gunmen at Ipele, along Benin -Akure road on their way to Akure.

Reacting to the development, Afelokhai told that the need for players to be careful and prayerful and professional in their conduct during the league break occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.

“This is very bad and imagine it’s not up to 2 months that three Nigerian league players died which is very bad.

”We just need to be very careful in whatever we do and also very prayerful that’s the truth.

“They gave us this break for us to be careful, for us not to contact this disease and we don’t need to go anyhow place, know the kind of people you be with, know the kind of place you go.

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”Be professional, you just need to be careful with so many things.”

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