Former Super Eagles striker and Lobi Stars team manager Barnabas Imenger is dead. Imenger died this morning after a long undisclosed illness.
Lobi Stars media officer Austin Tyowua, confirmed the news to TheCable, that the ex-international died at the national hospital in Abuja this morning.
“It is true that we lost our team manager 3am at the Abuja national hospital today,” Tyowua told TheCable.
“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.”
He represented Nigeria at the 1995 FIFA Confederations Cup in Saudi Arabia and was appointed team manager of Lobi Stars in 2013.
His son, Barnabas Imenger Jr. is also a Nigeria international having played for the Super Eagles under the late Stephen Keshi.