Barely six months after the demise of her father, Super Falcons coach, Florence Omagbemi, is bereaved again. Omagbemi’s son, Samson, died on Wednesday, June 14,2017.
Samson and his classmate reportedly drowned in a swimming pool at a hotel in Effurun, Delta State, where they had gone to for an after exams party.
The media officer for the Nigeria U-23 team, Timi Ebikagboro, revealed the sad development via a Facebook post, and called for prayers for the grieving Super Falcons coach who only lost her father six months ago.
Ebikagboro’s post, which was put up late on Wednesday, explained how a teacher took JSS 3 students of Challenge International School, Kolokolo Udu Road, Warri, to Golden Tulip along PTI junction Effurun for “an after exam party”.
The Nigeria Football Federation on Thursday commiserated with Super Falcons head coach Florence Omagbemi over the death of her son on Wednesday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
In a heartfelt condolence message on its Twitter account, the NFF sent its condolences to the onetime Nigeria’s women national football team captain.
“Our prayers are with @NGSuper_Falcons Head Coach, Florence Omagbemi who lost her son, Samson, on Wednesday. May his soul rest in peace,” the message read.
The Nigerian football fraternity have been remembering in recent days the unfortunate deaths of football icons like Stephen Keshi and Shaibu Amodu.