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Super Eagles forward Sylvester Igbonu buries dad

22 December 2015, 10:10Israel Ojoko

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.

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