George Omokaro, former Nigerian international, dies after illness in Edo

George Omokaro, former Nigerian international, dies after illness in Edo

- George Omokaro, former Nigerian international, is dead

- He died in Benin City, Edo state capital, in the early hours of Monday, May 6, 2019

- The Nigeria Football Federation confirmed the demise of the ex-Bendel Insurance star

Nigerian football fraternities have been thrown into another mourning following the death of former international George Omokaro.

Omokaro who was a member of the respected Bendel Insurance FC squad was confirmed to have passed on in Benin City in the early hours of Monday, May 6, 2019.

The deceased was said to have been bed-ridden since 2016 and lost his only daughter that same year.

“We are shocked by the deaths of George Omokaro and Wilson Oboh, coming within a few days of each other. We remember Omokaro and his yeoman efforts in the midfield.

“We also remember Wilson Oboh and his contributions to the U20 National Team of 1995 which finished in third place in the then African Youth Championship, now known as the Africa U20 Cup of Nations.

“Our hearts are with those they have left behind. We pray that God will grant them eternal rest, and also grant those they have left behind the fortitude to bear the big losses,'' NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi said.

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Wilson Oboh, former junior international Wilson Oboh, died from undisclosed ailment after surviving a car accident few months ago.

According to close family sources, Oboh, who was the first Nigerian to play professional football in Japanese J-League was in a very bad shape before his death following injuries he suffered from the crash left his bed-ridden.

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