Monday, July 4, 2016 5:08 pm
The death of a management staff of Lobi Stars of Makurdi beclouded the club’s 2-0 home victory over Heartland of Owerri in the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, as Sony Ochei, the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice Chairman, Mike Idoko, was confirmed dead at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH) on Sunday.
The National Coordinator of the team, Sam Aindigh disclosed that the late Ochei could not attend the Heartland game on Sunday after complained of weakness of the body only to be confirmed death after he was referred to the BSUTH.
“He was hailed and hearty on Saturday; he even watched the Nasarawa United versus Rivers United match at the Aper Aku Stadium. In fact, he drove to the stadium and retired to his hotel room late in the night.
“On Sunday, we chatted and agreed to drive together to the stadium but after waiting for him for some minutes, I decided to check him in the hotel only to meet him complaining of body weakness. So, he was unable to watch the match, but Sunday morning, his condition deteriorated and we rushed him to the hospital where he was referred to BSUTH,” Aindigh stated amidst tears.
Meanwhile, the vice chairman of the team, Idoko said the management is waiting for the family before officially reacting to Ochei’s death.