NPFL’s Kano Pillars’ Player Ebuka Odenigbo Dies at 21: Cause of Death Explored


Nigerian Professional Football League’s club Kano Pillars’ player Ebu Odenigbo is dead at a very young age. Read on to learn how did Ebuka Odenigbo die, what happened to him, and what was the cause of his sudden death.

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Ebuka Odenigbo died just over a year after his brother passed away in Belarus. He joined the league in 2018 and has been an active participant in the competition ever since. Fans are mourning the loss of the talented star.

Who was Ebuka Odenigbo?

Ebuka Odenigbo David was a Nigerian football player who played in the NPFL (Nigerian Professional Football League) for Kano Pillers. Born on July 23, 2001, Odenigbo started his stint in the league by joining Sai Masu Gida in 2018.

After that, he has been a part of Kano Pillars since last year. He was a graduate of the University of Agriculture in Benue State and won the gold medal during the Nigeria University Games in 2017.

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Later, Odenigbo ascended from Higher Institutions Football League (HIFL) to CAF Champions League. He was the 2018 HIFL MVP as a player for the University of Agriculture Makurdi (UAM) Tillers. He later signed with Kano Pillars and Enyimba.

How did Ebuka Odenigbo die?

NPFL player Ebuka Odenigbo died on Friday, December 23, 2022. He was just 21 years old at the time of his sudden and untimely passing. The death of the young star has sent the NPFL community into shock. Fans are mourning the loss of Odenigbo right now.

Ebuka Odenigbo’s death comes just three days after the sudden death of Chinedu Udechukwu, who was a former Katsina United Player. He only complained of a headache before passing away suddenly at the beginning of this week.

Odenigbo also died around a year after the death of his brother who was also a football player and a striker in Belarus.

Ebuka Odenigbo dead: What was the cause of death?

Nigerian football player Ebuka Odenigbo passed away suddenly in the early hours of this Friday. However, the circumstances leading to his death and the exact cause of Ebuka Odenigbo’s death are unknown at this time.

Odenigbo was just 21. His death couldn’t be natural and there would be an external factor that triggered the unfortunate event. We are trying to get in touch with the people who knew him closely to figure out the specific cause of his death.

This section will be updated when any new information is available. Until then, we’ll advise you to not believe in any of the rumors available online.

Tributes Poured in for Kano Pillars’ Ebuka Odenigbo

Following the death of Kano Pillars’ striker Ebuka Odenigbo this Friday, fans and friends are posting tributes for the talented player on social media platforms.

He is remembered as a “sensation” and “exceptional” talent who always “gave his best” on the field. Odenigbo has a long career in front of him and could have become one of the greatest Nigerian players. However, destiny had something else planned for him.

The funeral arrangements of Ebuka Odenigbo are pending at this time along with the obituary. Our deepest condolences go out to his family. May God let the departed soul rest in peace.

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