A former Super Eagles striker and Lobi Stars team manager Barnabas Imenger, is dead.
The team’s media officer, Austin Tyowua confirmed his death in a statement on Monday.
He said the ex-Eagles striker died in the early hours of Monday after a protracted illness.
“With heavy hearts but total submission to the will of God, the Board and Management of Lobi Stars Football Club regrets to announce the passing on to the glory of Mr. Barnabas Imienger who died in the early hours of 22nd March 2021 in Abuja after a protracted illness.
“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,” he added in a statement announcing Imenger’s death.
The former International until his death was the Team Manager of Lobi Stars FC Makurdi, the club he served as player and coach in the course of his football career.
Barnabas Imienger started his Football profession in Makurdi with HMB FC, and moved to BBL Hawks later to be known as Lobi Bank FC and now Lobi Stars.
Imenger was part of the Super Eagles in the mid-90s and was part of the team that played at the 1995 FIFA Confederations Cup (King Fahd Cup) in Saudi Arabia. He was the second-youngest member of that team at 19 years.
There have been several deaths of some former Nigeria internationals in 2021 alone; including Joe Erico, Yisa Sofoluwe, and lately Jide Dina who died earlier this month after a protracted illness.