By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
The management committee of Nigeria Women Football League, NWFL as well as football clubs across Nigeria has released condolence messages to mourn the death of the Chairman of Nigeria National League, NNL, Chief Chidi Ofo Okenwa.
“With heartfelt sympathy and total submission to the will of God, the Management Committee of the Nigeria Women Football League, commiserates with the board of the Nigeria Football Federation, the board of the Nigeria National League and the Enugu State Football Association, on the passing away of their board member and Chairman, Hon. Chidi Offor Okenwa, whose sad event took place today, May 5, 2020, after a brief illness. May his soul rest in perfect peace.” Read a statement by NWFL Media.
In related development clubs in the Nigeria National League, NNL has also followed the fray by sending their condolence messages on their social media handles.
Shooting Stars, Ibadan
Shooting Stars Mourn NNL Boss Ofo Okenwa
The management of Shooting Stars Sports Club, 3SC, of Ibadan, has described as unfortunate the demise of the Chairman of the Nigeria National League, NNL, Chief Chidi Ofo Okenwa
The late Okenwa, aged 50, who also doubles as the chairman of the Enugu State Football Association, was said to have died on Tuesday, in a private hospital in Enugu, where he was rushed to after slumping.
The Oluyole Warriors, in a statement issued on Tuesday, mourned the sudden departure of the Executive member of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, describing it as a big loss to the football fraternity.
“We received the news of the passing away of the NNL Chairman, Chief Chidi Ofo Okenwa with a rude shock.
“This is a monumental loss for Nigeria, going by his immense contributions to the round leather game in the country.
“While we commiserate with his immediate family and the football family as a whole, , we pray God grants him eternal rest and as well give his family the fortitude to bear the loss”, read the statement, made public through the Media Officer of the club, Tosin Omojola.
The Management of Niger Tornadoes FC of Minna has described the sudden demise of Chidi Ofor Okenwa as a great loss to Nigeria Football, the deceased whom until death was Enugu State FA Chairman, Vice Chairman Technical Committee NFF and Chairman Nigeria National League, NNL.
In a statement issued by the Niger Tornadoes Boss Hon. Adamu Aliyu on behalf of the entire management team and made available to the press through the Media Officer Alhassan Mohammed Kutigi reads:
“Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the entire people of Enugu especially the football fraternity over the demise of a great football administrator, a friend to many and one of the football’s best brains in the country. Indeed this is a great loss not only to Enugu State but Nigeria as a whole”
We, therefore, commiserate with the deceased family, NFF and NNL boards as well as Enugu State FA and entire South East football fraternity over the loss.
May God grant the deceased eternal rest in perfect peace and give the family the fortitude to bear the loss.
Hon. Adamu Aliyu
Chairman, Niger Tornadoes Management Committee.
Remo Stars Sports Club
We are shocked to hear about the death of the Chairman of Nigeria National League, Enugu State FA Chairman and Member, Nigeria Football Federation, Chief Chidi Ofor Okenwa.
We, therefore, commiserate with the immediate and extended family, Enugu FA and Nigeria Football at large.
Chief Chidi Offor Okenwa doubles as Enugu State Football Association, FA Chairman, and chairman of the Nigerian National League, NNL before his demise on Tuesday, May 5, 2020.
May his soul rest in peace. Amen.
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