The former Enyimba captain died Saturday night following a car accident in Kano.
Chinedu Udoji who captained Enyimba for five years, was until his death, playing for Kano Pillars FC.
The Chairman of the People’s Elephant, Felix Agwu, in a statement in Lagos described Udoji’s death as untimely.
Agwu said that the contributions of Udoji to the team during his time with the club was commendable, adding that he was a leader both on and off the pitch.
“Words cannot convey either the depth of our pain or the intensity of our anguish over the death of Udoji.
“What we can do in this hour of sadness, however, is to pray to God to strengthen the family he left behind, the teammates he so passionately inspired and his friends and fans.
“Udoji joined our club in 2009 and captained the club for five seasons before his departure in 2016 to Kano Pillars.
“He was a ferocious captain and leader on the pitch but warm and gentle friend off it. During his time in Aba, he won two league titles and two Federation Cups.
“He also helped the team to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League. A legend worthy of the Enyimba captaincy, he will remain in our hearts forever,’’
Similarly, The presidency through, Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Ahmad Bashir on his Twitter page expressed sadness over Udoji’s death.
Bashir described Udoji as one of Nigeria’s finest players.
He wrote, “So sad. He was one of our finest players. Condolences to his family, Kano Pillars Management, their fans and all football lovers. #RIPChinedu”