Gombe United defender, Uzama Douglas, was shot dead by unknown men believed to be cultists in Benin City on Thursday
Uzama becomes the second player from the domestic football league to be killed within three months.
Uzoma friend on Facebook reveals his last conversation with him online
“WHO KILLED UZAMA DOUGLAS?
Siting to the extreme left of this picture is UZAMA DOUGLAS, a member of the Emmanuel Amuneke led Flying Eagles team that failed to qualify for the Under-20 Africa Nations Cup after losing to Sudan in Lagos.
UZAMA plays from the left side of defence and he is a great talent. Just one week ago, UZAMA called me from Gombe state, where he plays for Gombe United.
UZAMA….. Media, long time my oga, how your side and how is the family.
ME…….. UZAMA am fine. How is Gombe United and what’s new?
UZAMA… Media we dey fine ooh. I am travelling to Benin to celebrate Christmas with my family I will be back on the 28 of December for the new season.
ME…… Eeeeya my guy any deal from Europe? Abi you no want play for a European club?
UZAMA …. Media you get any deal for me?
ME…… I laughed and replied UZAMA I no be agent oooh
UZAMA ….. Media how far with our money ? …… Then the line went off (network)
Uzama went to Benin, saw his wife and two month old child but was shot dead on Thursday according to reports. I woke up this morning only to hear that UZAMA, my dependable left back is gone. Painful, devastating and unbelievable but it is true, UZAMA DOUGLAS is no more.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.”