Niger Tornadoes’ Hussaini Isah has died at the age of 19, it has been announced.
The defender passed away on Monday evening after he was involved in a motorcycle accident along Maitumbi Road, Minna.
He was on parade as the Ikon Allah Boys played a 1-1 draw with Kwara United in Sunday’s Nigeria Professional Football League clash at the Bako Kontagora Stadium.
Tornadoes and other Nigeria topflight clubs have expressed their condolences to Isah’s family after hearing the news of his passing.
A sudden exit— Niger Tornadoes FC (@NigerTornadoes) May 14, 2018
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
The defender who just returned to the team after a match suspension due to yellow card accumulation was hit by a reckless motorcycle rider popularly called okoda along Maitumbi road,Minna.Niger State. 2/2 pic.twitter.com/ty0n74sVd0— Niger Tornadoes FC (@NigerTornadoes) May 14, 2018
We commiserate with the management and players of Niger Tornadoes on the death of Hussaini Isah. May his gentle soul rest in peace.— Rangers Int. FC (@RangersIntFC) May 14, 2018
We receive with great sadness the news of the passing away of @NigerTornadoes player Hussaini Isah. May his gentle soul rest in peace. We pray for his family, friends, and all staff and players of Niger Tornadoes to have the fortitude to bear this loss. #RIPHussaini— Kano Pillars FC (@pillarsfc) May 14, 2018