NFF Board Member, Emmanuel Ibah, Dies Of COVID-19

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Emmanuel Ibah, a of the executive of the , has died.

The man’s has been thrown the into a fresh round of mourning on Tuesday.

According to PREMIUM TIMES, Mr Ibah, who was the NFF coordinator for the South-South zone, was also the association chairman until . He was 61 years of age.

A statement issued by the NFF on Tuesday quoting family sources reveal Mr Ibah died Tuesday morning after succumbing to complications from the coronavirus pandemic.

He was said to have had underlying diabetic and hypertensive conditions.

Described as an energetic figure who showed intense dedication and commitment to the development of , the Mr Ibah was also the chairman of the NFF Protocols and Ceremonial and Vice Chairman of both the Establishment and Referees Committees.

The president of the Football , Amaju Pinnick, described the latest as one too many.

He said: “I am just lost for words. I don’t know what to say. This has been a tragic year on so many fronts. Emmanuel Ibah was like a brother. He was my colleague from the South-South on the NFF Executive and a very loyal and supportive person. We have lost another pillar on the Board. May gentle soul rest perfect peace.”

Mr Ibah’s death on Tuesday morning made him the third of the NFF Executive Committee and the fourth key figure the NFF to pass away this year.

The from the South East, Chidi Okenwa, died on May 5 and Musa Duhu who passed on September 19.

The NFF’s head of ICT, Tolulope Abe, died on August 29.