The match commissioner for Sunday’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) match between Kano Pillars and Ikorodu United, Tanko Nuhu, is dead.
Nuhu from Nasarawa State,who lives in Abuja with his family, was found dead in his hotel room monday.
Pillars Spokesman, Idris Malikawa, confirmed the match official’s death to AfricanFootball.com
“He was found dead in his hotel room this morning (Monday) when all efforts for him to open his room door proved abortive,” said Malikawa.
“It is really tragic because he was hail and hearty on Sunday night.”
Malikawa further disclosed that Dr Sani Zakari of the Murtala Muhammad Hospital in Kano confirmed the death as natural. Hypertension medications were found in his room.
Hosts Pillars defeated Ikorodu United FC 2-1 in the Match-day 15 clash last Sunday.