Belarusian Premier League club FC Vitebsk has confirmed the passing of their Nigerian player Kevin Odenigbo.
The club released the following statement on its Instagram handle:
“The football club Vitebsk reports that on June 5, 2021, on the Lake Beloye, in the area of the tourist base Verasy, OSVOD employees found the drowned Kelvin Odenigbo. We will publish all official information as it becomes available. We express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the football player, as well as to all the fans of the team.”
Odenigbo made his dream move to Europe in March this year, signing for Vitebsk on loan from NAF Rockets FC of the Nigerian Nation League.
The forward made a handful of appearances for the Belarusian top flight club before his unfortunate demise. He was 20-years old.