A stray bullet has reportedly killed Shooting Stars defender Izu Joseph in Bayelsa. It was alleged that defender was struck by a bullet as officers of the Joint Task Force (JTF) engaged militants of the Niger Delta in a long-drawn face-off on Sunday, October 16……(Continue reading below)
The late player was part of the Oluyole Warriors which finished 14th at the just concluded 2015/2016 season of the Nigerian Professional Football League which Enugu Rangers emerged champions.
A tweet by the Ibadan based club reads: “A Shooting STAR is gone! Izu Joseph is gone! Flamboyant defender is gone! RIP, brother. What a life! May God strengthen his family #Tragedy.”
The deceased player joined Shooting Stars in 2014 from Bayelsa United when the Ibadan club were still in the second-tier Nigeria National League.