The defender who played a key role in the Oluyole Warriors’ narrow escape from relegation has been confirmed dead
Shooting Stars have announced the death of their defender Izu Joseph on Monday morning.
Report has it that the showy player was hit by a stray bullet in Bayelsa state on Sunday, and was rushed to a nearby hospital where he gave up the ghost.
It will be recalled that late Izu scored a late minute goal for the Ibadan based outfit in their 2-1 defeat of Nasarawa United in a Nigeria Professional Football League encounter.
“A Shooting STAR is gone! Izu Joseph is gone! Flamboyant defender is gone! RIP, brother. What a life! May God strengthen his family,” 3SC twitted.
— Shooting Stars SC (@Official3SC) October 17, 2016