Months after the death of former Nigeria National League (NNL) and Enugu state FA Chairman, late Chidi- Ofor Okenwa, his absence has created a big shoe to fill especially in the association and sports development in the state and Nigeria.
The Vice Chairman of Enugu FA and former Mayor of Nsukka Local Government Area, Hon. Tony Ugwu, made his thoughts known for the first time since the untimely demise of the top football administrator.
In a chat with *SPORTS ARENA* on Thursday in Enugu, Ugwu said the task of the association and its entire board will try all it could to carry on with the ideals of Okenwa.
“Okenwa’s death was a big shock because this was the time we needed him most in our activities. But, we won’t let down our guards because we shall do our best to keep his ideals and what he stood for”.
“Though, we are still in mourning mood we are putting everything in place to give him a worthy passage before the next step”.
Ahead of Okenwa’s burial in July, Ugwu, hinted on the association’s readiness.
“The planning committee and Central Planning Committee have been doing a great job as several meetings that will usher in a beffiting burial have been held. And, on our own as the state FA, we are doing the best we can to accord my late chairman the recognition he deserves”.
He also disclosed the efforts already being showed by the Enugu state Government in this regard.
“The state government has been so helpful in the burial plans while the commissioner for Sports has been a father figure in every way”.
Okenwa’s burial which was earlier fixed for June 10 was later shifted to July 24, 2020.