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Giwa’s Player Dies From Spinal Cord Injury

Posted: May 6, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Timothy Chichi Okere, Giwa FC of Jos goalkeeper died on Wednesday as a result of complications arising from spinal cord injury. Okere was in goal throughout Giwa’ s campaign in the Nigeria National League (NNL) and played a leading role in the team’s promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League three years ago but later lost his first team shirt to Flying Eagles goalkeeper, Ojo Olorunleke, at the commencement of the team’ s campaign in the NPFL. He was reported to have sustained a back injury in training two years ago and was hospitalised at Bima Hospital in Jos. The goalkeeper was later discharged but readmitted following a relapse. David King, the team’s Media Officer confirmed the incident on Thursday. He said that the club was awaiting communication from the player’s family on the burial arrangements. Okere had played for Mighty Jets before crossing over to Giwa FC.