Lobi Stars coach, Barnabas Imenger, has died at the age of 45.
Imenger, a former Super Eagles striker, in the early hours of Monday (today) at the National Hospital, Abuja.
Austin Tyowua, Lobi Stars’ Media Officer, confirmed the development, saying the club’s coach died after a protracted illness.
“It is true that we lost our team manager 3am at the Abuja National Hospital today.
“The TM had been in and out of the hospital for a while. He was on life support and used oxygen to breath at the Federal Medical Centre in Makurdi.
“Just yesterday, he was referred to the Abuja national hospital. But he died in the hospital.
“Quite unfortunate that we lost a rare gem. It’s a great loss to Nigerian football. May his soul Rest In Peace,” Tyowua told TheCable.
The corpse of the late Lobi gaffer has been deposited at the Bishop Murray Hospital in Makurdi, the state capital.
Imenger was a former Super Eagles striker in the mid-90s.
He was part of the Super Eagles team that played at the 1995 FIFA Confederations Cup in Saudi Arabia.
Imenger was appointed team manager of the Ortom Boys in 2013.
He led Lobi to a second-place finish in the 2015 Federation Cup.