Rev. Fr Uche Ukor, a priest who is serving in Onitsha Archdiocese of the Catholic Church, on Wednesday evening, slumped during a novelty match with other colleagues in Asaba, Delta State.
The priest, who was the coach of his side, slumped during a football match between priests of Onitsha diocese and Issele Uku diocese, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A source within the Onitsha diocese of the church confirmed Fr Ukor’s death, saying that he slumped on the pitch, breathing his last almost immediately.
“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,” the source said.
The deceased was also the Director of the diocese’s media arm, publishers of Trinitas Newspaper.