Umuahia - Abia Warriors Football Club top striker this
season, Chisom Chikatara has described the passing away of his mother as very
While the marksman was busy on the pitch defending the
Warriors flag against top flight Warri Wolves in a week 30 Glo Premier League
encounter at the Umuahia Township Stadium last Sunday, news filtered in that
Madam Ifeyinwa Chikatara, who has been hospitalized for about one week, had
passed on, although the ugly story was kept away from the 20-year-old until after
the game which the Umuahia based side won-2-1.
Speaking to Abia Warriors website in Umuahia, Chisom, who
was discovered on the street while playing for his local side, New Generation
FC, said he was very close to his mother even though he is the third child in a
family of six and hoped God will receive her in His bosom.
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He lamented that the mother died when she should enjoy the
fruits of her labour, describing her as a woman of substance who cared for
others more than herself.
While promising that they will live according to their
mother’s tenets and wise counsel, Chisom, who is one of the top scorers in the
League this season with ten goals, said he will continue to do his best on the
field of play as a way of projecting the Chikatara family image.
Meanwhile, Abia Warriors management has commiserated with
Chisom on the demise of his mother, Madam Ifeyinwa Chikatara.
In a telephone chat with the player, the chairman, Abia
Warriors Football Club, Emeka Inyama described the incident as pathetic and
urged Chisom to bear the loss with fortitude.
Inyama, who promised that Abia Warriors will stand by him at
this trying period, urged him never to mourn like someone without hope, as God
will always be his anchor.For
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