NFF Mourns As Nigeria Loses Two Football Icons Within A Week

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments
George Omokaro

The Nigeria Football Federation have announced the death of two former Nigeria internationals George Omokaro and Wilson Oboh.

NFF described the loses as big shock.

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, 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.

While, Wilson Oboh, who represented Nigeria at U20 level, died on Thursday last week following an automobile accident.

Wilson Oboh

“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,” said NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi.

“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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