Wednesday, 17 May 2006 03:30
Allafrica - The remains of former Enyimba and
Rangers late goalkeeper, Sam Okoye are expected in Nigeria this week.
After a 10-month wait, the Nigerian Embassy in Iran and the Ministries of
Health, and Internal Affairs in Iran have reached a compromise on
transporting the body of the former youth international back home.
The duo of Daniel Okechukwu Olerum and Sunny Okoye disclosed from the
Iranian capital, Tehran that officials of Sorkh Poushan FC have agreed to
foot the flight bills of the late footballer.
"For the first time in ten months, I saw my brother's lifeless body," a sad
Sunny Okoye told KICK OFF.
"The club has agreed to pay for the flight from Tehran to Lagos, while they
expect the family to take over from there to Enugu.
"I'm happy that is sorted but where do I go from there? I've lost my dad and
there is no hope for money from anywhere to cover the cost from Lagos or
arrange a proper burial for Sam," the younger Okoye added.
Former Rangers striker Daniel Olerum, who has been away from his club
football said now is the time for everyone to support the Okoye family.
"It's been a personal tragedy and trying moment for me, but now am a bit
relieved," the Foolad FC striker added.
"The most important thing for now is for people to extend their support to
the family, because they are practically down financially and mentally.
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