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27-year-old footballer Henry Ayabowei who had just become a father again has been killed outside a club in the UK (photos)

27-year-old footballer Henry Ayabowei who had just become a father again has been killed outside a club in the UK (photos)

Family and friends pay tribute to the late football player, Henry Ayabowei, who died after he was assaulted outside a nightclub.

NAIJ.com gathered that Ayabowei who is also known as, Henry Esin, was found outside a nightclub in the United Kingdom by policemen on Saturday, April 1. The deceased was taken to the hospital, but he died on Sunday, April 2.

football player killed outside a club in UK

27-year-old football player killed outside a club in UK

Several football teams paid tribute to the 27-year-old man.

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Llanfairpwll football club said: "It is with great regret that we have just heard the tragic news that Henry 'Romeo' Esin has passed away as a result of the injuries received."

"We offer Henry's family and friends our sincerest condolences at this most heartbreaking time."

"Gone but never forgotten, a true gentleman in every sense."

The Welsh Alliance football team also shared a tribute message on Facebook. Read below:

Henry Ayabowei

Floral tributes to Ayabowei have been left outside the nightclub and a fundraising appeal for his family has started.

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football player killed outside a club

Family and friends pay tribute to footballer killed outside nightclub

Meanwhile, a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

RIP!

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