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AFN Mourn Akraka, Keshi

Posted: Jun 10, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Solomon Ogba and the athletics family has expressed sadness over the death of former President of the AFN, Smart Akraka, and former Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi.

A few hours after the news of Keshi hit the airwaves, the news of Akraka’s death also filtered in, throwing the nation into deep mourning.

Akraka, a former Nigeria international, was a member of the Nigerian quartet that won bronze at the Kingston Commonwealth Games in Jamaica. He became President of AFN in 1994.

AFN President bemoan the death of the duo, ‘’ this is a sad period for the sports family in Nigeria; we are yet to come to term with the untimely death of Keshi when the news of Akraka death hit us. This is a very bad period for the sports family.’’

Ogba recalled that Akraka was a great athlete and first class sports administrator.

“He gave his best to his fatherland as an athlete and a sports administrator. His death is a big blow to the athletics family. We pray that the Almighty God will give the family the courage to bear the loss of a great Nigerian.’’ said Ogba.

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