Tragedy: Nigeria’s Renowned Referee, Dr. Agwamba is Dead
By Collins Mbakwe
One of Nigeria’s foremost football referees, Dr. Amos Agwamba, is dead, POLITICS NIGERIA reports.
According to Alloy Chukwuemeka, a prominent football administrator, who confirmed Agwamba’s demise, the Match Commissioner passed away on Tuesday.
“Sad News. Retired FIFA Referee and Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) accredited NPFL Match Commissioner Dr. Amos Agwamba is dead.
“We chatted 4 days ago when he requested for the NPFL match day 36 Fixtures.
“A Seasoned Sports Administrator per Excellence @ Fed poly Nekede Owerri. May his soul rest in peace,” Chukwuemeka wrote on his known Facebook page on Thursday.
Similarly, a statement in the early hours of Thursday by Reverend Onyemaechi Charles Uruakpa, the State Secretary Organiser, Boys’ Brigade Nigeria, Imo State Council, also confirmed Agwamba’s death.
“It was with sadness and rude shock that I received the news of the sudden demise of Sir Dr. Amos Agwamba which occurred in the late hours (night) of Tuesday, July 5th.
“Sir Dr. Amos Agwamba until his death was the Chief of 19th OCBC connected with All Saints Anglican Church Umuguma. He was a nice gentleman.
“It is even more saddening recalling how the Late Sir Dr. Amos Agwamba in collaboration with Lay Canon Hon. Sir Oguike ensured the success of the maiden enrolment of The Brigade Company a few months ago.
“He has fought the good fight and stood firm in the faith.
“On behalf of The Boys Brigade Imo State Council, I sincerely commiserate with his dear son and pioneer Captain of 19th OCBC, Mr. Nnaemeka Agwamba over the death. I earnestly pray to God to grant his soul eternal rest and give his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
“Sleep on great man and soldier of Christ, until we meet again,” the statement by Boys’ Brigade Nigeria, Imo State Council reads.
Agwamba’s demise comes three months after his colleague, Festus Okubule, also died.
Okubule, 80, died at the Aruna Ogun Memorial Hospital in Ikorodu, Lagos State.