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NFF Mourn As Nigeria Loses Two Ex-Footballers

NFF Mourn As Nigeria Loses Two Ex-Footballers

NFF Mourn As Nigeria Loses Two Ex-Footballers

NFF Mourn As Nigeria Loses Two Ex-Footballers
NFF Mourn As Nigeria Loses Two Ex-Footballers
Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) General Secretary, unbehalf of NFF has announced the death of George Omokaro and Wilson Oboh, 2 former Nigeria internationals.
Wilson Oboh was among the players who played for the U20 National Team of 1995 African Youth Championship where Nigeria finished in the 3rd place. Wilson died in an automobile accident last week Thursday.
Recall, George Omokaro played for the Bendel Insurance FC of 1970s and 1980s. George was in the 1978 team that defeated Rangers International of Enugu to win the 1978 FA Cup. The score line was 3-0 in favour of Bendel Insurance FC. The defeat of Rangers was a plus for George Omokaro’s Bendel Insurance because Rangers then were the reigning 1977 Africa Cup Winners’ Cup champions. George died in Benin City in the early hours of Monday, 6th May 2019.
According to Dr. Mohammed Sanusi;

NFF Mourn As Nigeria Loses Two Ex-Footballers

NFF Mourn As Nigeria Loses Two Ex-Footballers
NFF Mourn As Nigeria Loses Two Ex-Footballers
“We are shocked by the deaths of George Omokaro and Wilson Oboh, coming within a few days of each other. We remember Omokaro and his yeoman efforts in the midfield,”
“We also remember Wilson Oboh and his contributions to the U20 National Team of 1995 which finished in third place in the then African Youth Championship, now known as the Africa U20 Cup of Nations.
“Our hearts are with those they have left behind. We pray that God will grant them eternal rest, and also grant those they have left behind the fortitude to bear the big losses.”

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Written by Anaeto Modestus

Anaeto is a Senior Content Creator at Talk News Sports

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