‘Our insurers have started processing compensation for late George’s family’
• Minister condoles with player’s family
Even though the family of the late Enugu Rangers attacker, Ifeanyi George, has lost a dear son, they will get some compensation as the former MFM FC star was fully insured.
Yesterday, officials of Enugu Rangers revealed that George had a multi-million naira ‘Accident Insurance Compensation scheme’ approved by the sponsors of the club, Enugu State government.
According to the General Manager/Chief Executive Officer of the club, Davidson Owumi, all the players and officials are insured against injuries and deaths.
“The insurance brokers, Premier Brokers Ltd, have been informed about the untimely death of our player, Ifeanyi George, who died in a ghastly motor accident, Sunday, March 22, 2020 along Asaba-Benin Express road. They have commenced the process to have the life insurance compensation process activated so that the family of Ifeanyi George will be fully compensated,” the former NPL boss said.
Owumi added, “What we have here in Enugu Rangers is the solid display of pro-activeness on the part of Enugu State government under Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who graciously approved the insurance policy for all players and officials of the club on request by the management.
“We sincerely appreciate our sports loving governor and number one supporter for this gesture that comes handy in this time of great need.”
The striker, who joined the ‘Flying Antelopes’ fold in 2016 from Enyimba International of Aba, played his last NPFL match for Rangers against Adamawa United F.C where he was substituted in the 42nd minute due to an injury.
He met his untimely death in a ghastly auto-crash near Abudu, Edo State on his way to Lagos for the 10-day break sanctioned by the club due the suspension of all football activities in the country by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Meanwhile, Youth and Sports Development Minister, Sunday Dare has expressed deep regret and sadness on the death of the Enugu Rangers’ players.
Dare said in a statement, “The death of the three players last weekend is very sad and painful. These are youths, whose future looked very bright and promising, it is unfortunate that they died without attaining their full potentials.
“My heart goes out to their families, friends and the club. May their souls rest in perfect peace.”
Dare said coming on the heels of the death of Remo Stars’ Tiamiyu Kazeem and Chineme Martins of Nasarawa United, “it is one death too many. I pray that God will console their families.”