Former Nigerian national teamÂ midfielder John Ene Okon has passed on.Â The player who featured for Nigeria at the 1987 Fifa U-20 World Cup as well as the 1992 African Cup of Nations was reported to have died in Calabar on Tuesday March 15.
He was the coach of Calabar Rovers until his death. Share on
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App There had been torrents of tributes pouring-in for the humble
late player with team mate Etim Esin posting a message on his
facebook page saying it was indeed a sad news.
Emeka Ezeogu referred to the late player as a great midfielder:Â â€œRest in Peace, soldier. May God rest his soul.Â Great midfielder. 1992 Nationsâ€™ Cup, Senegal.
Weâ€™re gonna miss you, son. So long, soldier,â€ he wrote :Â The current Enugu rangers coach Imama Amapakabo was full of words for the late player, saying he has lost a good friend. He said: â€œGood friends weâ€™ve had good friends weâ€™ve lost, good times weâ€™ve had good times weâ€™ve shared together along d way, in this great I canâ€™t forget the past.
â€œMy tears run endless ever since the news broke to me early hours of this morning.Â We shared so many times and moments together, pained and heart-broken I am, but what is the answer to the question I ask and want to ask â€˜why you,why nowâ€™? Who do I question man or the good lord? â€œPained as I am all glory to God for the times we shared together. Interestingly, Okon was supposed to clock 47 years on the day he died, he was born on March 15 1963. May his gentle soul rest in peace.