Kelvin Odenigbo, Nigerian footballer, drowns in Belarus lake
Kelvin Odenigbo, the Nigerian footballer who played for FC Vitebsk in Belarus, has been found dead after drowning in a lake.
This news was confirmed by the Belarusian Premier League club when it wrote on the demise of the 20-year-old striker in a statement on its website.
The club in the statement said Odenigbo drowned and his corpse was found on Saturday by the lake Beloye, a tourist destination in the Vitebsk region.google.com, pub-7550576223544844, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0
“We express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the football player.
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 statement read.
The club also promised to release more details on Odenigbo’s death while expressing its condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
“We will publish all official information as it becomes available. 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 statement added.
Odenigbo recently joined the club on loan from NAF Rockets FC, the Nigerian National League side, at the end of last season before making the switch permanent for the 11-match-old 2021/22 season.
Nigerian footballer drowns in Belarus.
Belarus is officially the Republic of Belarus, an it is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest.
Covering an area of 207,600 square kilometres (80,200 sq mi) and with a population of 9.3 million, Belarus is the thirteenth-largest and the twentieth-most populous country in Europe. The country is administratively divided into seven regions.
Minsk is the capital and largest city.