Football fraternities in Nigeria were thrown into mourning as Nigerian National League side Bendel Insurance announced the shocking death of their goalkeeper Umar Ahmad Jalingo.
Umar was said to have died in Gombe after a brief illness. Before his untimely death, Umar Jalingo was hospitalized at the Federal Teaching Hospital in Gombe, where he was treated after a serious illness.
He got better in the hospital and was discharged after doctors certified him fit to go home. The goalkeeper was welcomed back home by his family members with happiness on Wednesday, May 27.
But unfortunately, Umar Ahmad Jalingo died 24 hours later after failing to wake up from his sleep. However, a statement release made by Bendel Insurance media officer Kehinde Osagiede described the death of Umar Jalingo as a great loss.
”It is unfortunate that we have lost one of our players Umar Ahmad Jalingo and the club are in pain and sorrow for the shocking demise as we pray that God should give the family, friends the fortitude to bear the loss,” Osagiede stated in a statement.
Umar Ahmad Jalingo died at the age of 27 and the deceased left behind a wife Hajia Zuleha and four children who are living in Gombe.