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      18 Year Old Nigerian Striker Shot Dead

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      18 Year Old Nigerian Striker Shot Dead
      Dec 15, 2008 10:36:36 pm
      Heartland striker Kelechi Arima was on Saturday shot dead in Owerri by unknown gunmen.

      A statement from the club stated that the 18-year-old was gunned down by unknown persons in his car after his club's 1-0 win over Gateway on Saturday.

      "It is with a painful heart that I announce to you, the passage of one of our most promising strikers, Kelechi Arima who was shot by yet to identified persons while driving his car on Saturday evening," media Officer Cajetan Nkwopara said in a media statement.

      "The motive for this senseless attack is not yet known to us but its consequence has left us in deep sorrow. We mourn him, we miss him dearly," Nkwopara added, describing the player as very resourceful, respectful and well behaved.

      The incident happened at Iheanacho Street, near the city center just hours after Heartlands game against Gateway.

      Arima was not included in the match day squad but attended the game and was believed to be heading for home when the incident occurred.





      I don't really know what to say except I wish his family, friends and team all the best.

      It's sick that people can actually do this.



      R.I.P Kelechi Arima

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      Re: 18 Year Old Nigerian Striker Shot Dead
      Reply #1: Dec 15, 2008 11:12:18 pm
      That's disgraceful and tragic. So young.

      RIP  Kelechi , condolenses to your family and loved ones.

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      Re: 18 Year Old Nigerian Striker Shot Dead
      Reply #2: Dec 15, 2008 11:32:33 pm
      What a terrible waste of a young life...........so very tragic.
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      Re: 18 Year Old Nigerian Striker Shot Dead
      Reply #3: Dec 16, 2008 12:26:44 am
      R.I.P Kelechi Arima.

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      Re: 18 Year Old Nigerian Striker Shot Dead
      Reply #4: Dec 16, 2008 01:40:33 am
      RIP lad!
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      Re: 18 Year Old Nigerian Striker Shot Dead
      Reply #5: Dec 16, 2008 02:01:16 am
      Tragic news.

      Football is a way out of trouble and unfortunate circumstances for many people around the world. It's sad to hear this lad like many others around his age has had his life cut very short to this sort of crime.

      RIP

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      Re: 18 Year Old Nigerian Striker Shot Dead
      Reply #6: Dec 16, 2008 05:17:55 am
      R.I.P.
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      Re: 18 Year Old Nigerian Striker Shot Dead
      Reply #7: Dec 16, 2008 06:26:36 am
      R.I.P. 
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      Re: 18 Year Old Nigerian Striker Shot Dead
      Reply #8: Dec 16, 2008 04:17:49 pm
      R.I.P. Hope something terrible happens to the scum that did this.
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      Re: 18 Year Old Nigerian Striker Shot Dead
      Reply #9: Dec 16, 2008 04:36:56 pm
      R.I.P

      So near to Christmas aswell, must be horrible for the family to spend Christmas without him.

      Do they have Christmas in Nigeria ...

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