Although he was rushed to the hospital after he was shot, he passed away before receiving medical attention. His club, 3SC confirmed his passing on Twitter on Monday morning;
A Shooting STAR is gone! Izu Joseph is gone! Flamboyant defender is gone! RIP, brother. What a life! May God strengthen his family #Tragedy pic.twitter.com/m9cZxtq6bm
— Shooting Stars SC (@Official3SC) October 17, 2016
In week 26 of the Nigerian Professional Football league, Izu grabbed a last-gasp winner to ensure his team beat Nasarawa United 2-1.