Another death has just been recorded in the football fraternity in Nigeria.
This latest devastating news is coming from Uyo where NFF Executive committee member and Chairman Akwa Ibom state Football Association Hon. Emmanuel Ibah has passed on.
Ibah was also Chairman of the NFF Protocols and Ceremonial Committee and Vice Chairman of both the Establishment and Referees Committees.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, was dejected: “I am just lost for words. I don’t know what to say. This has been a tragic year on so many fronts. Emmanuel Ibah was like a brother. He was my colleague from the South-South on the NFF Executive Committee and a very loyal and supportive person. We have lost another pillar on the Board. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.”
Ibah’s unfortunate demise on Tuesday morning made him the third member of the NFF Executive Committee and the fourth key figure in the NFF to pass away this year. He was predeceased by Member from the South East, Chidi Ofo Okenwa who died on 5th May and Musa Adamu Duhu who passed on 19th September. NFF’s Head of ICT, Tolulope Abe died on 29th August.
Born Emmanuel Augustine Ibah on 5th September 1959, he hailed from Urua Akpan area of Akwa Ibom State and became a Member of the NFF Executive Committee after winning the election at the last NFF Elective Congress in Katsina on 18th September 2018. He lost his wife a couple of years ago.Follow us on social media