Catholic priest slumps, dies during football match with colleagues

Rev. Fr Uche Ukor, a priest who is serving in Onitsha Archdiocese of the Catholic Church, on Wednesday evening, slumped during a novelty match with other colleagues in Asaba, Delta State.

Catholic priest slumps, dies during football match with colleagues
Catholic priest slumps, dies during football match with colleagues


The priest, who was the coach of his side, slumped during a football match between priests of Onitsha diocese and Issele Uku diocese, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A source within the Onitsha diocese of the church confirmed Fr Ukor’s death, saying that he slumped on the pitch, breathing his last almost immediately.

“He slumped during a football match between priests of Onitsha diocese and Issele Uku diocese yesterday at Asaba.

“He wasn’t even playing. He was their coach. I’ve been in shock since a mutual friend called me last night to inform me of his demise,” the source said.

The deceased was also the Director of the diocese’s media arm, publishers of Trinitas Newspaper.

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