The late Kelvin Odenigbo. Photo: Instagram/fc.vitebsk.by

Belarus: Nigerian footballer’s drowning was an accident – Club

Belarus Premier League side FC Vitebsk have said the drowning of Nigerian footballer Kelvin Odenigbo was an “accident.”

The club doctors on Monday explained that following forensic examinations, no violent marks were seen on the 20-year-old’s body.

“According to the results of the forensic medical examination, no violent marks were found on the football player’s body, there are no traces of alcohol in Kelvin’s blood,” a statement on FC Vitebsk’s website explained.

“It was a drowning accident that shocked us all. Now the question of the burial ceremony of the player is being decided.

“You can honor the memory of Kelvin on the territory of the stadium – the central entrance to the administration.”

Details of Odenigbo’s burial rites, the club added, will be released in due time.

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