Tragedy struck again in Nigeria’s top tier league, the NPFL when news of the demise of Niger Tornadoes defender Hussaini Isah filtered in.
The left back, a regular with the Hamza Abara led side was named Man-of-the-match in his side’s 1-1 draw with Kwara United in a Match Day 21 game decided at the Bako Kotangora Stadium in Minna on Sunday.
His death occurred following his involvement in a road accident on Monday evening, the club said in a statement on their social media accounts.
A sudden exit
With sorrow heart, we painfully announced the sudden exit of our dedicated and humble defender Hussaini Isah, who lost his life this Monday evening. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/8Stk06bfo4
— Niger Tornadoes FC (@NigerTornadoes) May 14, 2018
Isah was reportedly hit by a reckless motorcycle rider popularly along Maitumbi road, in Minna, the Niger State capital on Monday evening and died on the spot.
He has started at least eighteen of Niger Tornadoes’ twenty one league games this season scoring once against Plateau United in Minna on March 11.