A file photograph of late Chidi Ofo Okenwa.
A member of the Government Committee of the Nigeria Soccer Federation and Chairman of the Nigeria Nationwide League, Chidi Ofo Okenwa, is useless.
Okenwa, who can be the Chairman of the Enugu State Soccer Affiliation, died on Tuesday on the age of 50.
He had been identified with leukemia and was stated to have been stressed all through the night time and slumped within the early hours earlier than being rushed to a non-public hospital in Enugu, the place he was confirmed useless.
A devastated President of the Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF), Mr Amaju Pinnick, paid glowing tributes to Okenwa, who was a part of a gathering of the NFF Government Committee held through video conferencing penultimate Friday.
Okenwa had additionally turned 50 years on the identical day.
“This is a huge shock,” stated the NFF chief who added, “Every one in every of us on the NFF Board is in absolute grief.
“Chidi (Okenwa) was a loyal soldier of Nigerian Soccer and was a number one member of our mental wing. This can be a horrible blow. He was one man you may all the time depend on to offer candid recommendation.”
“We bounced ideas off him regularly and picked his brain on many issues because of his wide knowledge and decades of experience in football administration. We will sorely miss him,” Pinnick concluded.
Good, humble, eloquent, witty, thorough, and dedicated to the event of Nigeria Soccer in any respect ranges, Okenwa evinced capability, zeal, and fervour, and gave his all for the nice ending of any undertaking or project through which he discovered himself.
The stays of the late nationwide league chief have been deposited in a mortuary within the metropolis of Enugu and the NFF is involved along with his household close to a choice on the date of the ultimate burial rites.