Governor of Kano State, Umar Ganduje, Chinedu Udoji's family and office members

Chinedu Udoji died after he had a car crash on February 18, 2018.

The family of deceased Kano Pillars player Chinedu Udoji have received a cash gift of  N3m from the Kano State government.

Governor of Kano State, Umar Ganduje on Saturday, April 7 awarded the family of Udoji the cash gift as he consoled them on their loss.

Udoji passed away on Sunday, February 18 following a match between Kano Pillars and Enyimba in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).

Udoji was in action for Pillars against his old club Enyimba for all 90 minutes and put in a man of the match performance as the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

After the league encounter, Udoji went to visit his former Enyimba teammates after which he had an unfortunate car crash that led to his death.


Kano Pillars posted a picture of the Governor, his aides as well as the family members of the late Udoji as they were presented with the cash gift for the incident.

A message accompanying the picture said, “The  family of Late Chinedu Udoji received a donation of N3 million in cash from the Governor of Kano State,”


Udoji spent seven players playing for Enyimba where he won several titles including the NPFL before his move to Kano Pillars.

The defenders' death came as shock to the Nigerian football family as he was mourned by both sets of clubs as well as the whole league.