The Management of Bendel Insurance FC of Benin has announced the donation of N500,000 as financial support to the family of their late goalkeeper, Umar Ahmad Jalingo, Sports Arena can report.
In a release issued by the club’s Media Officer, Kehinde Osayande, the management of the Benin Arsenal stated that the development was In keeping with the club’s welfare tradition.
Insurance Team manager, Coach Benard Ogbe, during a condolence visit on behalf of the club presented the cash to the deceased family, comprising Jalingo’s widow, Hajia Zulai, their four children and aged mother among other relatives in Yobe State, ob Thursday, July 9, 2020, as directed by Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt Hon. Philip Shaibu.
Delivering the club’s condolence message during the visit, coach Ogbe said, “I’m here on behalf of Bendel Insurance FC, the last Club Jalingo played football. I have been asked to come see you and children but couldn’t come immediately because of the Covid-19 inter-state lockdown”.
“The management sent the money to support late Jalingo”s children upkeeps and to express the club’s sad feelings”.
He informed the family that the club saw the late goalkeeper as a valuable asset that will be greatly missed and prayed that God grants the family the fortitude to bear the loss.
While receiving the cash donation, the wife and mother of the late goalkeeper thanked Bendel Insurance FC and Edo state government for their kind gesture.
Jalingo dead on Thursday, May 28, 2020, after a brief illness and was buried same day according to Muslim tradition.
Meanwhile, the Secretary of Bendel Insurance FC, Charles Ihimekpen,
has revealed that in addition to the N500,000 released to late Umar Jalingo’s family, the club in its magnanimity has allowed the late goalkeeper’s salary to continue for a period of three months after his demise.