By Patrick Omorodion

Wife of the late Super Eagles defender, Uche Okafor, Ify, relations and friend are still in shock over his demise are still wondering why the ex footballer would want to commit suicide.

Group Sports Editor of Vanguard newspapers, Onochie Anibeze, a very close friend of the late Okafor said he spoke with him at  4p.m. Nigerian time ( about 10 a.m. in Dallas where the footballer lived).

“I spoke to Uche yesterday, I could have been the last person or among the last people that spoke with him. He called to find out if the NFF has made any announcement on appointments into committees.

He was supposed to be among those appointed into the technical committee but the NFF president, Maigari promised to appoint him into the youths development committee. So it is a shock to me why he would want to take his life,”Anibeze stressed.

He told Saturday Vanguard sports that he called Uche’s wife, Ify Okafor who confirmed the death of her husband and expressed shock as to why he would take his own life.

“According to his wife, Uche had droppedcoff their daughter, Tochukwu in school and had gone back home. She said that one of his friends called Nde called her to say that all the calls he put through to Uche were not returned and he had to call her to ask what was wrong.She said she also called him but he didn’t pick and at that point she had to rush back home to


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