Abuja - The
camp of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Abia Warriors FC, are
still grieving after striker, Chisom Chikatara lost his mum on match day 30.
The striker, who
was spotted on the streets of Umuahia, has described the passing away of his
mother as very painful.
Mrs Chikatara gave up the ghost
while her son was busy on the pitch against 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
Meanwhile, Abia Warriors
management has commiserated with Chisom on the demise of his mother, Madam
In a telephone chat with the
player, the chairman, Abia Warriors Football Club, Chief Emeka Inyama described
the incident as pathetic and urged Chisom to bear the loss with fortitude.
Chief 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.