The Nigeria Football Federation has announced a member of its Executive Committee, Chidi Okenwa has passed on. Okenwa had been diagnosed with Leukemia and was said to have been restless and slumped in the early hours of yesterday, before confirmed dead, department added.
Tributes have continued to flow in honor of the astute administrator from his colleagues, and other stakeholders. In his own remarks, former Enugu State Sports Commissioner, Barrister. Ray Nnaji says the death of Okenwa has left a vacuum in he administration of football in Enugu State.
While speaking with Ibadan based Sports Journalist Isaiah Akinremi, the Media Officer of Enugu Rangers, Nobert Okolie stressed that okenwa’s exit has dealt a huge blow to football in the coal city and Nigeria at large.
Prior to his death, the late Okenwa was the chairman of the Nigeria National League and also doubles as the chairman of the Enugu State FA.