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Double Tragedy Hit Nigerian Sports



Another pall of darkness enveloped the Nigerian sports scene following the passing on of Lizzy Onyenwenwa, a former NFF Women Football Secretary and the loss of Samson Omagbemi, a 15 year old son of former Super Falcon player and now coach, Florence Omagbemi.

Lizzy Onyenwenwa was reported to have passed on at the National Hospital in Abuja on Thursday.

Until her death, she was an acting director of planning at the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Samson Omagbemi reportedly got drowned in a swimming pool at a hotel in Effurun, Delta State, where he along with classmates, had gone for an after exams party.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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