Ifeanyi George’s Family To Get Insurance Benefit After COVID-19 Lockdown
The management of former Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Rangers International F.C, has disclosed that the family members left behind by their late attacking sensation, Ifeanyi George, will get the insurance compensation due the player as soon as the lockdown necessitated by Covid-19 pandemic is lifted.
Owumi, in a chat said that the insurance company, Premier Brokers Limited, has paid the insurance premium claims on the death of Ifeanyi George, who died in a ghastly auto-crash along Asaba-Benin express road on his way to Lagos to be with his family members after the club announced a break after NFF called for a shot down of all football activities in March, 2020.
“Despite the fact that we still mourn the sudden death of Ifeanyi George, our former attacker, we are glad to announce that the club is in possession of the Insurance premium due for the immediate family of the late footballer which will be presented as soon as the lock-down in almost all the states of the federation is relaxed,” stated the former NPL boss.
Mr Owumi said, “We are hoping that the man who made this possible, H.E, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the executive governor of Enugu state will be available to make the presentation on the chosen date as a show of respect for another first from him. Remember he also approved and commissioned the first club owned gymnasium in the country.”
Recall that Enugu state government under the administration of H.E, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, wasted no time in approving the group personal accident insurance policy for players and officials of the club for in and out of field play accidents as soon as the current management made the proposal available to his desk.
The striker, who joined the ‘Flying Antelopes’ fold in 2016 from Enyimba International of Aba, played his last NPFL match for Rangers against Adamawa United F.C where he was substituted in the 42nd minute due to an injury.
He met his untimely death in a ghastly auto-crash near Abudu, Edo State on his way to Lagos for the 10-day break sanctioned by the club due the suspension of all football activities in the country by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).