The death of Nigeria international Olubayo Adefemi is still fresh in the football world and the latest to join the list of sympathizers is FIFA president Sepp Blatter.
The head of the world football governing body stated 24 hours after the tragic event in Greece that he sympathizes with the deceased's family in Nigeria.
“My condolences to the family of Olubayo Adefemi, the Nigerian player who tragically died in a car accident on Monday,” Blatter stated through his official twitter account @SeppBlatter on Tuesday.
Adefemi died in a car crash on Monday when he lost control of his vehicle while driving to Salonika to finalise arrangements for his wedding.
The 25-year-old moved to Skoda Xanthi in the Greek top division last summer and had just made a return into the Nigerian senior team, the Super Eagles. Olubayo won a silver medal at the Holland 2005 World Youth Championship under current coach Samson Siasia. Three years later he was part of the Dream Team that won a silver medal at the Beijing Olympics.
Adefemi joined Xanthi from French side Boulogne last summer and had made 24 league appearances this season, scoring twice.