This morning, The Management of Mighty Jets FC of Jos announced the demise of the club’s defensive midfielder, John George, who they said passed yesterday afternoon Thursday April 21st in Kaduna after a brief illness. In a press statement signed by the club’s media officer, Mbum Ferdinand, the management described George as a hard working and committed professional who was always respectful to officials and his colleagues.
The statement reads,
‘George was as a hardworking and committed professional who was always respectful to officials and colleagues alike.
Until his death, he was on loan at Nigeria Professional Football League side, Lobi Stars FC of Makurdi and was a regular member of the first team.’
‘His last game was a 2-2 home draw between Lobi Stars and Kano Pillars last month and he had obtained permission from the club to return to Kaduna to treat a recurring bout of malaria, a trip he never returned from.’
‘Before joining Mighty Jets he had played for Plateau United FC also of Jos. Mighty Jets would discuss with Lobi Stars and the player’s family on the plans and arrangements as regards his burial.’
‘The entire management pray his family would have the fortitude to bear the loss and also pray for the repose of his soul.’