The Catholic community, Onitsha Archdiocese of Anambra expressed great sadness over the death of her Director of Social communication, Rev. Fr Pius Uchenna Ukor.

Ukor, who was the priest in charge of the Onitsha Archdiocesan owned newspaper, Trinitas, reportedly slumped and died in a football pitch in Asaba, Delta State, Wednesday evening while coaching a team in a football match between the Catholic priests of Onitsha Archdiocese and Issele Uku diocese.

The death has also been confirmed on the verified Facebook page of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN.

According to the statement from the page: “Just yesterday, Onitsha Archdiocese lost one of her priests to death.

“Rev Fr Pius Ukor slumped in the stadium at Asaba while the Archdiocesan Priests were playing a football Match with the Issele-Uku Diocesan Priests.

“He was a bit resuscitated by the nurses and rushed to the FMC hospital in Asaba but on reaching there, he was confirmed dead.”