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Saddening US based Nigerian footballer drowns in Lake

The deceased identified as Fikayo Idowu, who played as a defender for the Ohio State football club, reportedly drowned in a central Ohio lake on Friday June 24, 2016.

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News reports have revealed that a 19-year-old Nigerian, US based footballer has died after drowning in a Lake.

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The deceased identified as Fikayo Idowu, who played as a defender for the Ohio State football club, reportedly drowned in a central Ohio lake on Friday June 24, 2016.

The reports reveal that Idowu had gone to the Apple Valley lake to swim along with his team mates when the unfortunate incident had occurred.

A dive team is reported to have searched for him for 45 minutes after he had been discovered missing, eventually recovering his body from the lake.

Idowu was immediately rushed to the Columbus hospital where he was declared dead upon arrival.

John Bluem, Idowu's coach described him as 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."

The Ohio State athletics website reveals that Idowu was from Madison, Mississippi and attended St. Andrew’s Episcopal School for high school.

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He had been a junior majoring in health and rehabilitation sciences at OSU with plans to attend Medical School upon his graduation and was an Ohio State Prominence Scholar as well as a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete.

May his soul rest in peace.

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