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Minister Extols Okenwa’s Contribution to sports Dev’t 

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Hon. Sunday Dare, received the sad news of the sudden and painful demise of a member of the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Chairman of the Nigeria National League, Hon. Chidi Ofor Okenwa who died on Tuesday, 5th May 2020 at the age of 50.

This was contained in a statement signed by the ministry’s permanent secretary Gabriel Aduda, yesterday.

Dare, on behalf of government and sports loving Nigerians expressed deepest condolences and sympathy with the family of  the late football administrator of rear qualities, adding that the nation will miss his immense leadership skills and contributions to sports development in Nigeria.

Okenwa, who was also the Chairman of the Enugu State Football Association died as a result of a prolonged battle with leukaemia in a private hospital in Enugu State.

Dare stated that ‘’our prayers and feelings are with his immediate family, the Enugu association, football family and all sports lovers in the country over the painful loss of an incisive football administrator”.

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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