NFF react to death of two ex-internationals

Nigerian Football News By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 07/05/2019

The Nigeria Football Federation has reacted to the death of two former international of George Omokaro and Wilson Oboh a few days ago.

Omokaro, a member of the respected Bendel Insurance FC squad of the 1970s and early 1980s (which among other accomplishments walloped 1977 Africa Cup Winners’ Cup champions and Rangers International of Enugu 3-0 in the final of the FA Cup in 1978), was reported to have passed on in Benin City in the early hours of Monday, 6th May 2019.

Oboh, who represented Nigeria at U20 level, died on Thursday last week of complications from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi said on their official website: "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.”