By Alexander Johnson Adejoh
A football match in Abavo Delta State turned into a sad scene as one of the footballers identified as Emmanuel Kelubia Chukwuyem reportedly died during the game.
The reason for his sudden demise, was a lightening which struck at the match venue during the grassroot game.
At the time of this post, his club, Green Rangers FC, family or the Delta State Football Association has yet to come forward with a statement on the unfortunate incident which happened on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.
While the news is flying already on social media platforms, a deep investigation Ito know the cause of the players death shows the friendly match was played under heavy rainfall .
As gathered from eye witnesses, a thunderous lightening struck the 20-year old, leading to his demise which has thrown the football community in the area into mourning.
The village of Abavo is back in the spotlight. The last time, it was trending was in April 2023 when former Super Eagles skipper Sunday Oliseh famously revealed he was from ” A tiny village called Abavo in Delta State.”