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Updated! Nigerian footballer dies in motor accident

Updated! Nigerian footballer dies in motor accident

Samson Folorunso who plays for Nigerian National League (NNL) club Crown FC of Ogbomosho has been reported dead after he was involved in an accident.

Breaking! Nigerian football dies in ghastly motor accident

Late Samson Folorunso before his death

Reports say he was on his way to Ibadan from Ogbomosho on Saturday, January 14, 2017 when the the bus he was traveling in plunged into the river.

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Coach of Crown FC Ogbomosho Osho Fatai confirmed the tragic incident on Facebook saying a great talent is gone.

“One of my Samsons is gone! Players I nurtured from their primary school days.

"Played with me at Littleton United FC... the Lagos state Under-17.. Remo stars FC... Supreme Court FC... And now Crown FC.

“Great talent is gone. You won't be able to play for your dream team Barcelona again. Death has cut it short.

The tactician revealed that the late Samson was unable to swim out of the river while his team mate Paul Samson whom they were traveling together survived the incident.

“Brake failure caused the bus both of you were traveling in to plunge into the river. One was able to swim out and the other couldn't.

"So, Samson Folorunsho died while Paul Samson Alo escaped. Could something wake Samson up for me! No, I won't see Samson again. I'm weak and lost," he wrote.

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