A Nigerian footballer, Kelvin Odenigbo, playing for FC Vitebsk in Belarus, has been found dead after drowning in a lake.
His football club confirmed the incident in a statement on its website.
The club said the corpse of the 20-year-old striker was found on Saturday by the lake Beloye, a tourist destination in the Vitebsk region.
“The football club “Vitebsk” reports that on June 5, 2021, on the lake “Beloye”, in the area of the tourist base “Verasy”, OSVOD employees found the drowned Kelvin Odenigbo,” the club said in a Google-translated statement posted on its website.
While commiserating with the family and friends of the deceased player, the football team assured it will release further information about the footballer’s demise.
“We will publish all official information as it becomes available,” the club added. “We express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the football player, as well as to all the fans of the team.”
The Nigerian who played four games this season for the Belarus team also provided one assist for the sixth-placed club.