Domo Okara: NFF mourn passing of Bayelsa Queens coach

Domo Okara: NFF mourn passing of Bayelsa Queens coach

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has mourned the passing of Bayelsa Queens coach Domo Okara.

He was reported to have passed on in the early hours of Saturday morning at the age of 47.

The NFF, in a statement by General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi said: “We are shocked and saddened beyond words. In all sincerity, we are still trying to process the report. I have spoken to a lot of people who said they interacted with him days earlier and he was hale and hearty. This is a very sorrowful development.

“Okara was one of the pillars of women football coaching in the country. Indeed, it is a period of mourning for the women’s game in our country because the man was more than a coach. He was a mentor, a leader and an inspiration to many.

“We pray that God will give him eternal rest and also grant the immediate family, his friends, Bayelsa Queens FC family and Nigeria football the fortitude to bear this sudden and big loss.”

Bayelsa Queens in a statement on X said: “We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our cherished Technical Adviser, Coach Domo Okara. His impact on Bayelsa Queens is unforgettable.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Thank you, Coach. You’ll be deeply missed.”

Okara led Bayelsa Queens to the 2022 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) title as well as the 2023 Federation Cup.

He also led the Yenagoa outfit to the bronze medal in the 2022 CAF Women’s Champions League which remains the best performance of any Nigerian team in the competition.

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