The spate of death around football figures in 2020 is far from over as the news of the death of a brother to one of the Super Eagles strikers has been confirmed.

The bereaved Super Eagles player is Emmanuel Dennis whose brother, Popti lost his life while he was said to be participating in a boat sailing race.

According to an official statement released by Club Brugge, this sad incident happened on November 28.

The club wrote:  Emmanuel Dennis was plunged into mourning. On November 28, his older brother – Popti Emannuel Dennis, who was in his early 40s – was killed in a sailing race in Lagos, Nigeria. His boat capsized for an as yet unknown reason.

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“Despite an intense search, all help came too late. Popti Emmanuel Dennis was known in Nigeria as a very renowned and experienced sailor who represented his country at the Africa Games. As a member of the Nigerian Navy, he also regularly participated in international regattas.”

Club Brugge confirmed they have granted a passionate leave to Emmanuel Dennis for the funeral rights and the striker has since left Belgium with expected arrival fixed for Thursday.


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