Niger Tornadoes and Isah Hussaini’s family has been thrown into a state of mourning as a bike rider killed the Nigerian footballer after a football match.
Niger Tornadoes FC player, Isah Hussaini, was, last night, killed by a reckless motorcycle rider popularly called okoda, along Maitumbi road, Minna, Niger State, just minutes after playing in his club’s match against Kwara United.
The accident occurred in front of their family house. He left behind his parents, siblings and his wife, whom he married, two months ago.
“With sorrow heart, we painfully announced the sudden exit of our dedicated and humble defender Hussaini Isah, who lost his life this Monday evening,” the club wrote on their Twitter handle on Monday.
“The defender who just returned to the team after a match suspension due to yellow card accumulation was hit by a reckless motorcycle rider popularly called okada along Maitumbi road, Minna, Niger State.”
The left-back was named man of the match in Niger Tornadoes’ 1-1 Nigeria Professional Football League draw against Kwara United in a match day 21 encounter on Sunday at the Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna.
It can be recalled that Kano Pillars defender, Chinedu Udoji passed away in the month of February following a car accident inside Kano, according to reports. The no-nonsense central defender Udoji was Man of the Match in his last NPFL game, which was Week 9 match against his former club Enyimba, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
According to the report, an official said Udoji was heading back to the Pillars club house after he visited the hotel of Enyimba when he was involved in an accident which cost him his life.