By Sab Osuji:
Former Super Eagles captain, Nwankwo Kanu has confirmed the death of his mother, late Sussan Nwannediya Kanu Iheme (Udonachi Ora), and informs that her remains will be buried on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at her residence, Amannagwu Arochukwu, in Abia State, Completesportsnigeria.com
She died on 7th September, 2016 at the age of 82 years.
Nwankwo Kanu, a former Ajax of Amsterdam, Inter Milan, Arsenal and Portsmouth forward who lead Nigeria's U-23 men's football team to gold at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games had lost his father, Samuel Kanu Iheme, in 2010
According to a program of events made available to Completesportsnigeria.com, burial ceremony starts on Friday, December 2 when the body is expected to leave Aladinma Hospital Mortuary, Owerri for Arochukwu where service of songs and wake-keep are slated to hold at her residence.
Chairman of the burial committee, Pastor Onyebuchi Abia told Completesportsnigeria.com on Thursday that funeral service will be held at Presbyterian Church, Amannagwu Arochukwu before her interment at her residence.
"Adequate security arrangement has been made for the burial ceremony," Abia told Completesportsnigeria.com.
"We are aware of the likely presence of top dignitaries, including four governors, senators – deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu, Enyinnaya Abaribe, Hope Uzodinma, as well as top politicians like Alex Oti and Chief Victor Umeh.
"Besides, some ministers of the federal republic, Nigeria Football Federation leadership and African Legends Team from South Africa.
"Cultural dances will be on display amongst other side attractions.
"In view of this, we've applied for and received firm assurance from the Inspector General of Police for a water tight security arrangement before, during and after the burial ceremony," Abia stressed.