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Nigerians on Twitter mourn footballer who died in a road accident

Nigerians on Twitter mourn footballer who died in a road accident

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Nigerians on social media are mourning a local football player who perished in an accident on Benin -Ole road, that many describe as a death trap.

Chiedu Eze who was a defender with Royal Hearts Football club, was an avid football lover who made many friends on social media.

His fans and followers shared messages of heartbreak and memories of his life, which prompted even those that didn’t know him to applaud his legacy.

The Benin -Ole highway links Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos with eastern and southern states of the country.

Nigeria has one of the worst road accident records in Africa, with poor roads, badly maintained vehicles and reckless driving conspiring to kill thousands every year.

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