Torrents of heartbreaking tributes have been pouring in on social media as former Super Eagles midfielder, passes away today in Calabar. May his soul RIP.
The nation’s football governing body, the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), has taken to their official Twitter page to announce that a former National team midfielder, John Ene Okon, has passed on.
The player who featured for Nigeria at the 1987 Fifa U-20 World Cup, the 1992 African Cup of Nations, and the current coach of Calabar Rovers, was reported to have died in Calabar earlier today, Tuesday, March 15 on his 47th birthday.
Tributes have been pouring in on social media for the humble late player with team mate, Etim Esin posting a message on his Facebook page saying it was indeed a sad news.
Emeka Ezeogu referred to the late player as a great midfielder: “Rest in Peace, soldier. May God rest his soul. Great midfielder. 1992 Nations’ Cup, Senegal. We’re gonna miss you, son. So long, soldier,” he wrote.
Imama Amapakabo, the current Enugu Rangers coach, was full of words for the late player, saying he has lost a good friend. “Good friends we’ve had good friends we’ve lost, good times we’ve had good times we’ve shared together along d way, in this great I can’t forget the past.