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Friday Njengo Is Dead: Golden Eaglets Footballer Dies In Abuja Months After Accident

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Friday Njengo Is Dead: Golden Eaglets Footballer Dies In Abuja Months After Accident

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Nov 19, 2013 – Friday Njengo Is Dead: Golden Eaglets Footballer Dies In Abuja Months After Car Accident

Another popular Nigerian footballer has died.

Friday Njengo, a defender with the Golden Eaglets is dead. He passed away at the ICU of Abuja National Hospital on Sunday after months in coma.

The footballer got involved in a ghastly car accident with him team mate Adamu Abubakar on their way to Calabar from Jalingo for the team’s 1st phase of final camping for the African Championship on Sunday February 3rd, 2013.

This is very sad news. We had looked forward to the boy eventually recovering to be part of the team again as the squad progresses to the next level. It is a thing of sorrow to lose such a huge talent this way,” Nigeria Football Federation General Secretary, Barrister Musa Amadu, said today.

Friday sustained serious head injury in the accident, his team mate and goalkeeper Adamu Abubakar who sustained minor injuries was treated and released days after the accident.

Two days after the car accident, NFF President ordered badly injured Friday Njengo to the transferred to the National Hospital in Abuja for better treatment.

Several medical operations were performed on the Njengo and he was thought to be recovering well though still suffering from memory loss until his death on Sunday night.

Friday Njengo was regular with the Manu Garba team during the qualifying series for the 2013 CAN U-17 Championship, during which the Eaglets thrashed Niger Republic, Guinea and Mali home-and-away.

NFF said today that the burial arrangements of the deceased will be announced in conjunction with his family members.

May his soul rest in perfect peace (amen)



  1. Wonuola

    November 19, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Rest in peace my dear
    Hope you are in a better place now

  2. tope

    November 19, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Rest in peace

  3. augustus

    November 19, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    may Almighty God give the family the heart to beer the lost amen.Rest In Peace friday Njengo.

  4. godwin okon

    November 19, 2013 at 11:05 PM


  5. oyewole olowolabi

    November 20, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    Gone Ƨ̲̣̥O̶̲̥̅̊ soon,
    I always wonder Ђw the hero fallen.
    9c rest bro.

  6. abc

    November 20, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    May his soul rest in peace.

  7. otaru JOHN

    November 20, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    what a great loss is these. RIP FRIDAY

  8. gift

    November 20, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace of amighty God. amen

  9. Victor

    November 20, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    R.I.P Friday. To evrytin there is a reason.

  10. costly

    November 20, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    wat a gr8t lose is dz hw cn pple ll b so wicked lyk dz. My dear may ur soul rest in peace

  11. Jordan

    November 27, 2013 at 7:38 AM

    broda, wen eva i rememba pass memories wit u i feel d world is nt a place 2 stay any longer. u wil also b in ma hrt. R.I.P Friday A.K.a lampard

  12. ochinanwata

    February 9, 2014 at 10:43 PM

    May your soul rest in peace

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