ANOTHER NPFL PLAYER AND GOMBE UNITED DEFENDER DOUGLAS SHOT DEAD

Gombe United defender Uzama Douglas was shot
dead in Benin City by cultists on Thursday.
A close pal of the former Golden Eaglets and
Flying Eagles invitee said that the left back was
shot in the bubbling capital city of Edo State,
and declared dead on admission to hospital.
“He was still on break in Benin City and was yet
to resume for the new season,” the close pal
said.
“He went out with friends when some cult boys
carried out an attack on them. He was shot and
that was it.”
“The killers fled and left my friend in cold blood,”
the emotional friend stated.
A top official at Gombe United said the club was
shocked after Uzama was shot and killed by the
cultists.
“The Gombe United family has learned with
sadness of the untimely death of our defender
Uzama Douglas.”
“This is a sad loss to Uzama’s family, Gombe
United and the nation.”
A call across to Kennedy Obiokor, Uzama’s room
mate and he reacted to the news.
“Beyond devastated at the loss of my room mate
Uzama Douglas. My thoughts and prayers are
with his family and friends at this terrible time.”
Gombe United are planning to give an official
press statement as regards Uzama’s death.
The death of Uzama is the second tragedy to hit
the domestic football scene in the last three
months after Shooting Stars central defender Izu
Joseph was shot dead.
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