- Henrietta Ukaigwe who was a former member of the Nigeria Women Football board is dead
- The Imo state born football administrator died on Tuesday, July 14, after brief illness
- NFF stated that Ukaigwe's death was a great loss for football family in Nigeria
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Nigerian soccer fraternities have been thrown into deep mourning following the shocking demise of former Nigeria Women Football board member Henrietta Ukaigwe.
According to the statement made available for reporters by the Chairperson of the NWFL Aisha Falode, she explained that the deceased had brief illness before she died.
The deceased has for several decades been at the vanguard of promoting the game of female football in Nigeria and even beyond these shores.
Before Henrietta Ukaigwe moved into football administration, she was a sports reporter and worked for many media houses in Imo state.
Henrietta Ukaigwe while she was alive also made her impact felt in the Nigerian Women League as she was among the people who fought for 20 teams to be in the topflight.
She was even said to be looking for a big sponsor for the Nigerian Women League which is currently on suspension before she died.
The Nigerian Football Federation also declared Ukaigwe's death as a great loss to the country considering her contributions to the round leather game.
In a statement, the NFF made it clear that the deceased will be missed in the football family.
Meanwhile, the family of the deceased are expected to come out with their burial plans in which the Nigerian Football Federation have promised to support them.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Janet Okwaraji, the mother of late Nigerian international Samuel Okwaraji died at the age of 83 after brief illness.
The announcement was made on Sunday, June 7, by her son Patrick and was also confirmed by Ekwem Bizmark who claims she was his aunty.
ABN TV reports that Mrs Janet died at her Abakpa Nike Enugu home, after she recently complained of neglect against her and her family by the government, particularly the Enugu and Imo states governments.
According to the Nigeria Football Federation, the family of former Nigeria international player formally notified the football house of the passing of the matriarch of the family, Mrs Jane Okwaraji, who died on Saturday, 23rd May 2020.
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