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Former Super Eagles Striker Dies

Former Super Eagles striker and Lobi Stars team manager Barnabas Imenger, is dead.

Lobi Stars media officer, Austin Tyowua, confirmed this to The PUNCH on Monday.

“Yes, he is dead,” TYowua confirmed.

Imenger died in the early hours of Monday after a protracted illness.

“With heavy hearts but total submission to the will of God, the Board and Management of Lobi Stars Football Club regrets to announce the passing on to the glory of Mr. Barnabas Imienger who died in the early hours of 22nd March 2021 in Abuja after a protracted illness.

“He is survived by two immediate children, several siblings, and mother. Burial arrangement will be communicated as soon as the club and his family collectively come out with a position,” he added in a statement announcing Imenger’s death.

Imenger started his Football career in Makurdi with HMB FC, and moved to BBL Hawks later to be known as Lobi Bank FC and now Lobi Stars.

He also featured for BCC Lions of Gboko, El-kanemi Warriors Maiduguri and also played professional football in Saudi Arabia.

Imenger was part of the Super Eagles squad that finished fourth at the 1995 FIFA Confederations Cup (known then as King Fahd Cup) in Saudi Arabia.

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