SAD: Super Falcons Coach Loses Son
Super Falcons coach Florence Omagbemi has lost her son, according to reports reaching Bounce News.
The boy, who was a JSS student in Effurun, Delta State, was said to have died during a party after their exams.
Media officer of Nigeria’s Dream Team who won bronze in football at the 2016 Olympics, Timi Ebikagboro wrote in the late hours of Wednesday that Omagbemi should be remembered in prayers at this hard time.
“Am just in a sad mood, how on earth will a teacher take JSS students to a hotel in Effurun for an after exam party and in the end two of the innocent students got killed and thrown into the hotel pool, one of tho dead kid is the "son" of our own Florence Omagbemi, Super Falcons head coach, pls I beg all of you to put her in your prayers, she needs all our support in this her trying times, I hope the Delta State Ministry of Education will act on this.”
Omagbemi, a former Super Falcons midfielder, led the team to win the 2016 Africa Women’s Championship in Cameroon.
Omagbemi played for the Nigeria women's national football team for over a decade, appearing in four FIFA Women's World Cups including being a member of the team that reached the second round in 1999 before losing to Brazil.
As captain, she won the Africa Women Cup of Nations with the "Super Falcons" on four occasions in 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2004. She was also part of the Nigerian team which competed the Summer Olympics for the very first time in the 2000 tournament in Australia.Presently, she is the first and only woman to win the trophy as a player and a coach.