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Nigerian Footballer Drowns in Belarus Lake

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A Nigerian footballer, Kelvin Odenigbo, who plies his professional football trade with Belarusian outfit, FC Vitebsk, has been found dead after drowning in a lake.

The Belarusian Premier League club in a statement released, said the corpse of the 20-year-old striker was found on Saturday, June 5 by the lake Beloye, a tourist destination in the Vitebsk region.

“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.

“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 read

Odenigbo joined the club on loan from Nigerian National League side, Rockets FC, at the end of last season before making the switch permanent for the 2021/22 season.

He featured for sixth-placed Vitebsk, scoring one goal in four appearances.

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