Monday, May 16

REMEMBRANCE: Ikhana, Idoko, Family And Friends Pay Tribute To Late Coach, Solomon Ogbeide

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Frankie Omokhua

A year after his death, family and friends of former Lobi Stars technical adviser,  late Solomon Ogbeide have continue to thank God for the life he lived.

Late Ogbeide’s wife Ndidi said the family is gradually getting over the shock of the death of the bread winner of the house.

She said life has not been easy copping with the sudden and unfortunate demise of coach Ogbeide.

“Coach was everything to me. He was a father, brother and husband combined. But I thank God for the legacy he left behind. The children have been supportive as well as some of coach’s friends,” she said.

“We celebrate and are joyful because the legacy of  Coach Solomon Ogbeide lives on and his memory is indeed blessed.

“We appreciate his life and times, As a man of purpose and doggedness, he walked the earth and left a positive impact in the lives of those that he encountered.

“From friends, players, coaches, sports administrators, government officials, journalists, clergy, academics to wife, children and extended family, we fondly remember him and miss him.

“But, we are not discouraged because we understand that you live on in our hearts. On this day, he transited earth to heavenly bliss, forever in the arms of his lord and maker.

Late Ogbeide’s former boss at Lobi Stars, Mike Idoko, said he’s yet to wipe off the memories of his working relationship with coach Ogbeide.

“Apart from being his boss at different clubsides, Ogbeide was a close friend of my family. We worked together at many clubs and he was a true professional.”

One of his colleagues, Coach Kadiri Ikhana, exclaimed when told it’s already a year since the death of Ogbeide.

“I can’t believe it’s already a year since he died. Solo was a true professional and was very committed and loyal. He worked with me in some clubs and he proved to be a reliable and dedicated assistant,” Ikhana said.

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