Former Super defender gutted over death of ex-teammate

International Edition By: Ayodeji Tunde | 15/05/2018

FC Naija

Former Super Eagles defender, Danny Shittu is gutted over the death of his ex Bolton Wanderers teammate, Jloyd Samuel.

The former Premier League defender has died at the age of just 37.

Samuel was killed in a car crash on Tuesday morning in the north west of England, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association announced in a statement.

He was understood to be on the way home after dropping his kids off at school when he collided with a truck on a country lane near Warrington.

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Samuel played for Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers in the top-flight and represented England at Under-21 level.

He switched allegiances to play for Trinidad and Tobago in 2009 and won two senior caps for the twin island republic.

"We've received some terrible news that former National defender and Ex-Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers player Jlloyd Samuel died in a car crash this morning in England," read a statement from the Trinidad and Tobago FA. 

"The TTFA and all his former teammates extends deepest condolences to his family in this most difficult time."

Samuel was born in Trinidad and Tobago but grew in London.