Plateau United have announced the passing away of one of their influential players, Sabole Shehu who died in a car crash on Sunday on his way to Kaduna, barely six days to his wedding.
Shehu, a former player of Niger Tornadoes and Gombe United, moved to the Tin City side at the beginning of last season and was an integral member of the team that gained promotion back to the premier league at the start of the current season.
The club’s media officer, Albert Dakup told Goal that Shehu was excused from Sunday’s game against Kano Pillars to go and prepare for his now aborted wedding ceremony and decided to leave for Kaduna on Sunday morning to meet with his parents about preparation for his day of joy only to be informed that he was involved in a ghastly car accident where he died instantly.
Pius Hemwan, the club’s acting general manager, said ”I got the sad news of Shehu’s death with shock and disbelief. He was such a nice, very hard working and dedicated player who contributed immensely to the team’s promotion to the premier league last season. He would be missed by Plateau United players and officials and we pray that Allah grant him eternal rest.”
Henwan while commiserating with the family of the deceased urged them to take his death as an act of God and assured that the club would participate fully in his burial rites.