The League Management Company (LMC), has directed that a minute silence be observed during match day 10 fixtures this weekend, in honour of the late Kano Pillars FC Center back, Chinedu Udoji.
It also asked players to wear black armbands during the match, to mourn the late player.
The LMC gave the directive on Wednesday, while comiserating with the Management and players of Kano Pillars FC over Udoji’s death.
The young and vibrant player died in a fatal motor accident in Kano, on his way home from visiting former team mates at the camp of Enyimba International, after the Match Day 9 1-1 draw with Kano Pillars.
The LMC in a statement signed by the Spokesman Shehu Dikko said “We are saddened by the news of Chinedu Udoji’s death, he was such a dedicated player and an asset to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL)”,.
He recalled that the late Udoji, captained the NPFL All-stars team on the LaLiga tour in 2015, noting that his leadership qualities was such that endured team discipline and cohesion.
“The LMC commiserates with the Management and players of Kano Pillars on this untimely death of Udoji.
“We sympathize with the immediate family of the late player and pray that his soul repose peacefully”, Dikko remarked.
Udoji, joined Kano Pillars at the start of the 2016/17 season from Enyimba United, where he was captain for over five seasons.
He was in the squad that drew 1-1 with Enyimba on Sunday evening.