Lobi Stars confirm death of ‘football legend’
Lobi Stars of Makurdi, a Nigeria Professional Football League side, have cobfirned the death of their team manager, Barnabas Imenger, who they described as a 'football legend'.
"With heavy hearts but total submission to the will of God, the board and management of Lobi Stars Football Club regret to announce the passing on to glory of Mr Barnabas Imienger who died in the early hours of Mobday, 22nd March, 2021 in Abuja after a protracted illness", the club said in a statement by Austin's Tyowua, spokesman of the Nigeria two time champions. Imenger represented Nigeria at full international level and was part of the Lobi Stars squad that won the 1999 Nigeria Professional Football League title. His career started in Makurdi with HMB FC, before he moved to Benue Breweries Limited, BBL, Hawks which later metamorphosed into Lobi Bank FC and now Lobi Stars.
The hierarchy of the NPFL side whike chronicling the career sojourn of the departed Imenger, said he played for BCC Lions FC Gboko and El-kanemi Warriors FC Maiduguri.
"He also played professional football in Saudi Arabia", the statement added. Disclosing that the club would make public burial arrangements for the former player, coach and 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.