- Uche Henry Agbo has lost his mother who died in her sleep in Enugu
- Uche’s elder brother, Oliver Agbo confirmed the sad incident
- The Belgium-based Uche is currently in Enugu to commensurate with his siblings
Super Eagles midfielder, Uche Henry Agbo has lost his mother who died in her sleep in Enugu.
According to a Brila FM report quoting family sources, the Standard Liege of Belgium ace is presently in the Coal-City after the receiving the sad news of his mum’s demise.
“We have lost our mum. She didn’t deserve to die now because she suffered to raise us up but did not reap the fruit of her labour,” Uche’s elder brother, Oliver Agbo said while confirming the sad incident, even as he was quick to add some of the memories they shared with their late mother.
“All of us (three brothers) in the family are footballers. She believed in our talent and encouraged us with the little money she had to buy boots and any other football kits we needed.
“It’s still like a dream that my mum is no more because she was not sick,” added Oliver, who had a stint with Jigawa Golden Stars of Dutse.
Interestingly, Uche was handed his first Super Eagles invitation in 2016, by Franco-German manager Gernot Rohr as replacement for injured Leon Balogun ahead of a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Zambia.
But he made his international debut for Nigeria on June 1, 2017, against Togo in the friendly match after replacing Wilfred Ndidi in the 3-0 win.
Uche was also listed in the Eagles 30-man preliminary squad for the summer World Cup in Russia but did not make the final 23.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously had reported that the Nigerian football fraternity have been thrown into another mourning following the death of former Flying Eagles and Stationery Stores of Lagos defender Collins Ebitimi.
The 54-year-old who was a legend as far as Nigeria Professional Football League is concerned was said to have slumped in front of his house in Ikorodu, Lagos on Wednesday, September 26. Collins Ebitimi became famous in the Nigerian topflight football when he helped Stationery Stores of Lagos to win the Nigerian Premier League title in 1992.
He also captained the team to the semifinals of the 1993 African Cup of Champions Clubs which is now CAF Champions League.
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