04 January 2020 14:39
Friday came as a sad day for the footballing world as French club, Guingamp, informed about the death of their 23-year-old striker Nathael Julan. In an official statement, the Ligue 2 club stated, "L'En Avant Guingamp is in mourning, The club had the immense pain to learn this afternoon of the accidental death of its player Nathael Julan. "On this tragic day, all members of the club join together to express their sad condolences to Nathael's family." L'En Avant Guingamp est en deuil. Le club a eu l'immense douleur d'apprendre cet après-midi, le décès accidentel de son joueur Nathael Julan. En ce jour tragique, tous les membres du club s'associent pour adresser leurs condoléances attristées à la famille de Nathael.
pic.twitter.com/BTZmciC9Gd — En Avant Guingamp (@EAGuingamp) January 3, 2020 The player was tragically involved in a car crash which he was driving himself. The unfortunate incident took place while he was returning from training on the road to Pordic, near the town of Saint-Brieuc. The last reports released stated that the firefighters were called at the location around 4:20 PM. No further official statement has been made about the incident. Nathael Julan last appeared in a tie between Guingamp and Lorient in a Ligue 2 fixture.
The forward who started his professional career with Le Havre has also played in Ligue 1 with Guingamp. The former Valenciennes striker also has a total of 10 Ligue 1 appearances registered against his name. All of these appearances came in the 2018-19 season, the same season which saw Guingamp get relegated. In the wake of their striker's death, Guingamp has cancelled their friendly match against Concarneau which was scheduled to be held today. Their next match is to be held on 11th of January when they would face in Lens in a Ligue 2 fixture. - Nathan Julan has been killed in a car accident on Friday, January 3 - The French striker was on his way going home from training before the accident - His last club Guingamp have confirmed the tragic news and also commiserated Football fraternities in France have been thrown into deep mourning following the death of 23-year-old striker Nathan Julan who died in a fatal accident on Friday, January 3. Nathan Julan was on his way home from training before he was involved in a car accident near the town of Saint-Brieuc with firefighters called to the scene. Before the untimely death of Nathan Julan, he was plying his trade with Ligue 2 side Guingamp and the club have also confirmed his demise. PAY ATTENTION: Become a member of the leading sports Facebook group 'Naija Football Fan Zone' "The club had the immense pain of learning this afternoon of the accidental death of their player Nathael Julan. "On this tragic day, all the members of the club join together to send their condolences to Nathael's family,'' Guingamp released in a statement. Julan came through the ranks at Le Havre before joining Guingamp in 2018. He featured regularly in Ligue 1 during his debut campaign before moving to Valenciennes on loan in January 2019. Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how former Nigerian youth international Philip Osondu was confirmed dead in Belgium at the age of 48. The ex-Anderlecht attacker was said to have taken himself to a hospital in the European country for cross-examination but where he eventually met his death. As at the time this report was gathered, the cause of his death is still unknown but he was said to have felt uncomfortable while at work and decided to drive himself to the health center. Nigerians react to Anthony Joshua's win over Ruiz, tip him to crush Wilder, Fury| Legit TV