Thursday, 5 May 2016

Giwa FC of Jos goalkeeper, Timothy Chichi Okere dies after long battle with spinal cord injury

The goalkeeper of Giwa FC Timothy Chichi  Okere has died after a prolonged battle with a spinal cord injury. He died yesterday May 4th in Jos, and it's sad times for the football club and the League Management company as Timothy has been an important member of the squad and played a major role towards helping the team to gain promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League three years ago before losing his spot to Flying Eagles goaltender Ojo Olorunleke at the commencement of the team’ s season in the NPFL.
According to AllNigeriaSoccer, he sustained the spinal cord injury two years ago and was admitted into Bida hospital. He was later discharged but later admitted after he relapsed.
The Media Officer of the team, David King, has confirmed the unfortunate incident this morning and said the club was awaiting communication from the player’s family on the burial arrangements.
May his Soul Rest in Peace, Amen!!