Photos: Nigerian footballer drowns while swimming in the US

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United States-based Nigerian footballer, Fikayo Idowu, is dead.


The Columbus Dispatch reports that the 19-year-old footballer was out swimming with his friends on Friday June 24. The promising footballer who played as a defender for the Ohio state football club, drowned in a central Ohio lake. Idowu had gone to the Apple Valley lake to swim with his team mates when the sad incident happened.

Although a dive team were on the lookout for him searched for 45 minutes before they eventually recovered his body from the lake, he was confirmed dead when he was taken to the Columbus hospital.


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“I knew a few people had been invited. I just figured I’d stay home. I had to lift, I had to practice. We kind of hung up the phone, and we kind of just looked at each other wondering if it was real,” Jensen, a friend to Idowu told the press.


“I didn’t believe it at first. He was one of my best friends on the team,” another teammate Tyler Kidwell said.

His coach John Bluem said Idowu was an “unbelievably good human being.”
“He was a very quiet kid, very intelligent, marvelous athlete, really, really hard worker… always a smile and always a pleasant person to be around,” he said.

According to the publication:
“Idowu was a defender on the Buckeyes team who had played since 2014. He was a junior enrolled in a premed program. Friends said he wanted to be a surgeon. Idowu was from Madison, Mississippi, and was majoring in health and rehabilitation sciences while planning to attend medical school. He was an Ohio State Prominence Scholar and a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete.”

His teammates have since been mourning him, but the Knox County sheriff’s office has refused to release details of the 19-year-old’s death.

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