Chidi Offor

Chidi Offor

Nigeria Football Federation Executive Committee member, and Chairman of Enugu State Football Association Hon. Chidi Okenwa Offor is dead.

According to The Cable, Offor died of an undisclosed illness after he was discharged from hospital where he had been hospitalised for weeks.

Until his death on Tuesday, Offor was also the chairman of the Nigeria National League, NNL – Nigeria’s second-tier league.

A close associate of Offor, Patrick Nworji who is also Enugu Rangers Chief Scouting Officer, who spoke to newsmen said;

“It is a ‘Black Tuesday’ here in Enugu.

“It was a huge shock to everybody. He was a ‘Professor’ as far as football is concerned.

“He was also my teacher, we were deeply too close, which you know very well. We’ve lost a rare gem of football technocrat of extraordinary quality.

“He was physically present here at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium during our last home match before the COVID-19 induced league suspension.

“It’s so devastating, it’s a loss too difficult to bear.

“He had been sick since the last one month before his death today,” he said.

Meanwhile, there has not been any official statement from the state NFF, FA as well as the NNL as at the time of filing this report.