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CHAIRMAN AKWA IBOM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION DIES OF COVID-19

The Chairman of the Akwa Ibom State football association, Emmanuel Ibah, has died from covid-19 complications.


His death was announced on Tuesday, December 15, in a statement by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF)


“Family sources confirmed to the NFF that Ibah, who was also Chairman of the Akwa Ibom Football Association, gave up the ghost on Tuesday morning after succumbing to complications from the new coronavirus pandemic,” the statement read.


“He was said to have underlying diabetic and hypertensive medical conditions.”


Ibah, 61, was a member of the executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and coordinator for the south-south zone of the body. He became a member of the NFF executive committee in September 2018.


He is the third member of the NFF executive committee to have passed away in 2020 after Chidi Ofo Okenwa and Adamu Duhu respectively. The deceased also lost his wife a couple of years ago.


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