Nigeria Football Federation Executive Committee member, Hon. Chidi Offor-Okenwa is dead, Completesports.com reports.
Offor-Okenwa who was also chairman of Enugu State Football Association having been reelected for another four year term on May 26, 2019, died of undisclosed illness at the time of this report.
Until his death on Tuesday, Offor-Okenwa was also the chairman of the Nigeria National League, NNL – Nigeria’s second tier league.
A close associate of Offor-Okenwa, Patrick Nworji who is also Enugu Rangers Chief Scouting Officer, told Completesports.com that the late Offor had been sick since the past one month.
“It is a ‘Black Tuesday’ here in Enugu”, Nworji who is popularly called ‘Manga’ reacted when Completesports.com called him up.
“It was a huge shock to everybody. He was a ‘Professor’ as far as football is concerned.
“He was also my teacher, we were deeply too close, which you know very well. We’ve lost a rare gem of football technocrat of extraordinary quality.
“He was physically present here at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium during our last home match before the COVID-19 induced league suspension.
“It’s so devastating, it’s a loss too difficult to bear.
“He had been sick since the last one month before his death today”.
There has not been any official statement from the state FA as well as the NFF and NNL.
NNL spokesman, Amar Ignis was all tears when Completesports.com sought for his reaction.
Fighting off tears, Ignis aid he was still gathering information and that NNL would issue a statement afterwards.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.