Super Falcons Coach loses son

Florence Omagbemi

Super Falcons Coach, Florence Omagbemi’s 15-year-old son, Samson, has died.

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”.

“Am just in a sad mood, how on earth will a teacher take JSS students to a hotel in Effurun for an after exam party and in the end 2 of the innocent students got killed and thrown into the hotel pool, one of two dead kid is the “son” of our own Florence Omagbemi Super Falcons head coach, pls I beg all of you to put her in your prayers, she needs all our support in this her trying times, I hope the Delta State Ministry of Education will act on this?” he stated.

The Nigeria Football Federation joined in the mourning and also sent condolences to Coach Omagbemi who last year led Nigeria to her seventh Africa Women Championship title in Cameroon.

The Federation, through its official Twitter handle, @thenff, wrote: Our prayers are with @NGSuper_Falcons Head Coach, Florence Omagbemi who lost her son, Samson, on Wednesday. May his soul rest in peace.”

It is understood that investigation into the case is ongoing even though there are fears that the erring teacher has since absconded.

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