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Nigerian basketballer dies at 27 in Serbia



Nigerian Basketball player, Michael Ojo, was declared dead on Friday by his club. The basketballer died at the age of 27 in Belgrade, Serbia’s capital.

Ojo who plyed his trade for KK Crvena Zvezda Basketball club weighed 147 kilos and 216 centimetres in a Red Star Belgrade jersey.

According to the press briefing issued by the management of KK Crvena Zvezda, it said “Ojo wore the Red Star jersey for the first time before the start of the 2018-2019 season.

“During two seasons, wearing a proud red-and-white jersey with the number 50, he won the hearts of all Zvezda players and well-meaning basketball fans in Serbia.”

He won three honours which include “the ABA League title, the Serbian championship and the ABA League Supercup. His official contract with KK Crvena zvezda expired on June 30, 2020, and Michael Ojo parted ways in more than friendly relations.”

The club revealed that the date and place of Michael Ojo’s funeral will be made known to the public. It said, “deeply affected everyone, the players, coaches, management and board of the club in which he was accepted from day one, and which he accepted as his own.”

Abudulrasheed Mubarak is a freelance content creator. He starting his writing career in 2011. He is a graduate of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in Urban and Regional Planning.

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