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Nigerian midfielder dies in car crash one week to wedding

A Nigerian midfielder who plays for Plateau United Simon Shehu Sabole has lost his life in a motor accident just one week before his wedding.

Sabole died on Sunday while making the trip from the central Nigerian city of Jos to his hometown in Kaduna.

According to Plateau United media officer who spoke to SuperSport, “he (Sabola) was travelling to Kaduna so as to make arrangements for his wedding coming up next weekend. And then we got this sad news. This is really sad.”

The former El Kanemi and Niger Tornadoes player was instrumental in helping the Jos club gain promotion to the Nigeria Premier League.

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