Former youth international and team mate of late Nigeria goalkeeper Wilfred Agbonavbare, Micky Igbeka has called on the Federal government to take over the responsibility of training the children of the fallen football star.
Reacting to the death of the former New Nigeria Bank goalkeeper who died Tuesday in a Spanish hospital, Igbeka described him as “a hardworking person and a very good goalkeeper. I spoke with him on phone late last year while he was in Florida. Another of our former team mates, Humphrey Edobor connected us.
“It is painful to know Wilfred is dead. But I feel government should take over his children’s education. That is the only thing that can wipe their tears,” Igbeka said.
He recalled their years in the Flying Eagles of Mexico ’83 fame. “Agbonavbare was a very good goalkeeper who gave the team and the defenders in particular, a lot of hope. He was fantastic.”