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Reactions Ex-Super Eagles Star And Lobi Stars Manager Dies After Protracted Illness ~Omonaijablog

Nigerians have started pouring their goodwill messages after the news of the death of Barnabas Imenger, Lobi Stars team manager and former Super Eagles striker, broke moments ago.

Imenger a former Super Eagles striker in the mid-90s was part of the team that played at the 1995 FIFA Confederations Cup in Saudi Arabia, the second-youngest member of that team at 19 years.
And was appointed team manager of the Ortom Boys in 2013.

He was said to have been on life support at the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi, Benue State, before he was referred to the National Hospital in Abuja.

Confirming his death, Austin Tyowua, media officer of the team, said that Imenger died at the national hospital in Abuja today after a protracted illness.


“It is true that we lost our team manager 3am at the Abuja national hospital today,”.

Austin Tyowua said; “The TM had been in and out of the hospital for a while. He was on life support and used oxygen to breath at the Federal Medical Centre in Makurdi.

“Just yesterday, he was referred to the Abuja national hospital. But he died in the hospital.

“Quite unfortunate that we lost a rare gem. It’s a great loss to Nigerian football. May his soul Rest In Peace.” He said.


He was said to have been on life support at the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi, Benue State, before he was referred to the National Hospital in Abuja.

Imenger was part of the Super Eagles in the mid-90s and was part of the team that played at the 1995 FIFA Confederations Cup (King Fahd Cup) in Saudi Arabia. He was the second-youngest member of that team at 19 years.

The year 2021 has witnessed the death of some former Nigeria internationals; including Joe Erico, Yisa Sofoluwe, and lately Jide Dina who died earlier this month after a protracted illness.

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