Vandrezzer Football Club has received with shock the news of the passing of Chairman of Akwa Ibom Football Association, and Nigerian Football Federation Executive Committee member, Emmanuel Ibah, who reportedly died on Tuesday morning after being struck by the dreaded Coronavirus.
We especially join all Akwa Ibomites to mourn the exit of this astute sports administrator, father figure, and kind-hearted individual, who contributed immensely to the settlement of Vandrezzer FC in the state.
Indeed, the nation has lost a rare gem, a strong advocate for the development of football, a sport he pledged to help sanitize, after his recent appointment as Vice Chairman of the NFF referees committee.
We commiserate the family he left behind, Akwa Ibom football family, and the NFF over this loss. We pray for the rest of his soul and fortitude for us all to bear his shocking demise.
Rest in the Lord Emmanuel Ibah.