Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC), Shehu Dikko Monday afternoon spoke to the grieving Pa Reuben Izu, father of late Joseph Izu, a Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) defender.
Dikko commiserated with Pa Izu assuring the family that the LMC will support them and also spoke to Rasheed Balogun, the General Manager of the club.
Reports say the defender died while holidaying in his hometown, Okaki in Bayelsa State on Sunday from gunshot injuries. The gun was said to have been fired by a member of the joint security agencies.
On reading the report on a social media platform, Dikko had placed a telephone call to Pa Izu and afterwards to Balogun, the General Manager of 3SC.
Having earlier confirmed the death of the player from his father, Dikko in his message to the Club Manager, expressed shock and offered condolences on behalf of the LMC Board, the entire NPFL Clubs and supporters.
“This is quite a shocking development. Players have been central to the new awakening of passion for the NPFL and all of them should live to see this league achieve full blossom
“Well, death is also inevitable and will eventually come to all of us. On behalf of the entire NPFL family, please accept our heartfelt condolence and kindly extend our expression of sympathy to the family of the late Izu”, concluded the LMC Chairman on a philosophical note.
He also charged Balogun to keep the LMC updated with information on the plans for the burial.
The late player joined 3SC in the 2013/14 season from Bayelsa United and had just completed his third season at the Oluyole Warriors.