Kelvin Odenigbo, a Nigerian footballer who plays for FC Vitebsk in Belarus, has been found dead after reportedly drowning in a lake.
It was gathered that the corpse of the 20-year-old striker who joined the club on loan from Nigerian National League side, NAF Rockets FC, at the end of the last season before making the switch permanent, was discovered on Saturday by the lake Beloye, a tourist destination in the Vitebsk region.
Vitebsk confirmed the tragedy in a statement on its website.
“We express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the football player.
“The football club, Vitebsk reports that on June 5, 2021, on the lake Beloye, in the area of the tourist base Verasy, OSVOD employees found the drowned Kelvin Odenigbo.
“We will publish all official information as it becomes available. We express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the football player, as well as to all the fans of the team,” the statement reads.