The Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Dilichukwu Onyedinma has sent condolences on behalf of the board to the management of Confluence Queens FC of Lokoja over the death of their young player Eunice Akpan who passed on Sunday 10th August, 2014.
In a letter to the Club, Onyedinma said the death of the resourceful player came to her as a shock, and prayed that God will give her family and the club the fortitude to bear the loss.
The striker Akpan who died last Sunday muted the celebration of Confluence Queens FC’s first away win of the ongoing Nigeria Women’s Premier League, as they beat Pelican Stars 1-0.
Club Chairman, Abdul Adama, speaking through the club’s spokesperson, Tosin Ojo, paid tribute to the Akwa Ibom-born striker, noting that the club had lost a great player.
“The news of Eunice’s death is a shocking one to the entire team, she was a dedicated and committed player; she did her best to serve this club and was always representing us well. Confluence Queens have lost a great talent; she will surely be missed by everyone,” Adama said.
“Eunice was a great player, her death was shocking. I pray God to give her family the fortitude to bear the great loss, may Almighty God grant her eternal rest,” team manager, David Owolabi said.
Akpan joined Conflunce Queens from Ibom Angels, before then she had had spent a short time with Adamawa Queens.