Youth and Sports Development minister Sunday Dare, has commiserated with families and the Nigerian football fraternity over the death of former Chairman of Shooting Stars Football Club of Ibadan Chief Bode Oyewole and former board member of the Women Football League Ms Henrietta Ukaigwe.
He described both deaths as huge loss to Nigerian Football, their families, the Nigerian Union of Journalists and the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria.
The Minister was quoted inter alia as saying in a statement from his Media office: “Nigeria has lost two accomplished journalists, administrators and committed individuals who did so much to uplift the standard of Nigerian Football.
They both played significant roles in positioning Nigerian Football to lofty heights. Their death is not just a loss to their immediate families and friends, the pen profession and Nigeria football. They died when their services were most needed.”
Meanwhile, Elder Oyewole is expected to be buried in Ibadan today.