The death has been announced of Luiz Henrique, a brazilian football player who came into Nigeria briefly last year for trials and medicals for possible transfer to Vandrezzer FC of Nigeria.
It would be recalled that the experienced right back, who flew into Nigeria to discuss a possible transfer to Vandrezzer FC, returned to Brazil after an unsuccessful bid to make the first team of the Lions of Naija.
Information reveals that he departed Akwa Ibom for Lagos on the 23rd of December 2020 onboard the Ibom Air 16:15 hrs flight, in the company of the Acting Chief Operating Officer of the Club.
Upon his arrival at Lagos, he was accompanied to the departure wing of the Muritala Muhammed International Airport where the player then departed Nigeria onboard the British Airways (BA)74 flight to London en route to Brazil
Further information reveals that during his stay in Nigeria, he had no illness of any kind. Also,
before his departure, he undertook the compulsory Covid-19 Test which also detected no signs of Covid-19.
Speaking on behalf of the club, the Acting Chief Operating Officer of the Club, Mr. Kingsley Ogbonna, expressed sadness at the news of Luiz’s death.
He explained “Even though the deal did not sail through with Vandrezzer FC, he maintained an open mind through out the time he was with us”.
As he bade farewell to VFC, he took pictures with the Vandrezzer FC players as they all said their farewells to him ahead of his trip back to Brazil.
“When he arrived Brazil, he remained a fan of the club and kept in contact with myself and most of the VFC players. He also posted a few of his fond memories on Facebook and Instagram.
Indeed, our deepest sympathy goes to his family members he has left behind. It is our solemn prayer that the good Lord would grant him eternal rest and give his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss”.
The Brazilian who died on January 19, 2021 after a brief illness, would always be remembered for his friendly demeanor.