Catholic priest slumps and dies during football match with colleagues


A novelty match between Catholic Priests in Asaba, Delta State’s capital ended tragically as a serving priest under the Onitsha Archdiocese of the Catholic Church reportedly slumped and died.


The deceased identified as Rev. Fr Uche Ukor was also the Director of the diocese’s media arm, publishers of Trinitas Newspaper.


“He slumped during a football match between priests of Onitsha diocese and Issele Uku diocese yesterday at Asaba.

“He wasn’t even playing. He was their coach. I’ve been in shock since a mutual friend called me last night to inform me of his demise,” a source told Daily Post.


Eyewitnesses also revealed that the Priest who was in high spirits on Wednesday afternoon when he left Onitsha for Asaba to participate in the football match, has not been feeling well lately due to Blood Pressure issues.

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