EDO FA Mourns George Omokaro


Edo State Football Association Board  this morning  received with shock the passing away of ex Bendel Insurance Star,  George Omokaro .

Speaking on behalf of the state football association,  Hon Frank Ilaboya, said  the death of the former Edo State Football Association Chairman is a huge loss to the the entire football family in Nigeria,  decribing the late football administrator as gentle and peace loving man who contributed so much to the game of football in the state and country in general.
” I can’t believe George Omokaro is no more. He was a gentle and peace loving football administrator who contributed so much to the  game in Edo State and Nigeria. His exploits with Bendel Insurance in the late 70s to 80s and a stint with then Green Eagles will continue  to remain a reference  point.
“I pray that God will give those he left behind the fortitude to bear this big loss, Mr Ilaboya added.
George Omokaro who died in the early hours of Monday May 6th ,2019  was a member of the famous Bendel Insurance  team that trashed Rangers International  3-0 in the final match of the 1978 Nigeria Challenge Cup in lagos.
The father of the present captain of Bendel Insurance (Charles Omokaro), he was a two time chairman of Edo State Football Association( from 2005 -2009, and 2009 – 2011). He also served at various sub committee in the state and national level during the tenure of then Nff Presidents , Alhaji Aminu Maigari and Sanni Lulu.
Edo FA chairman, Hon Frank Ilaboya however thanked the Edo State Government for her support towards the late football administrator when he took ill. “The Edo State Government came to his rescue when he was I’ll,  but death finally took him away.
Mr Ilaboya also used the occasion to sympathize with the family of  former junior international, Wilson Oboh, who died last week in Benin city.


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