Lagos - Super Eagles striker Sylvester Igbonu's dad died on Saturday,
November 19 and was buried in his home in Owerri.
The Russian based star striker arrived in Owerri with top
Super Eagles players, like Izunna Uzochukwu, Lukman Haruna, and other top Russian
based stars, as well as President-General of the Nigeria Football Supporters
Club, Rafiu Oladipo, among other eminent personalities for the final burial
rites of his late father Pa Basil Chukwuemeka Igbonu.
The bereaved Nigeria international said: “I am currently with
my family in country town Amachara Umuchima compound in Ihiagwa in Owerri West
Local Government area in Imo State for my dad’s final burial, in this grieving
moment. My darling dad was my biggest motivation.
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“My dad was my best friend. All I have done and all I will
do in my life will be to make him proud.
“I hope I have. I will think of him every minute of every
day, 2015 has been a great year for me I moved to Russia, I won the league
title in Denmark, I also got a call up to the Super Eagles, but so sad my dad
is not here now to celebrate with me.
Igbonu made his international debut in a 2017 Africa Cup of
Nations qualification game against Tanzania on 5 September 2015, replacing
Moses Simon in the 69th minute.For
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