The Nigeria Premier League Club Owners Association has described the death of former vice-chairman, Nigeria PremierLeague, Shehu Garba-Gusau, as a rude shock to the entire football community in the country.
The association in a statement jointly signed by its Acting Chairman, Isaac Danladi and Secretary, Alloy Chukwuemeka, said Gusau had contributed immensely to the development of football and sports generally in the country.
Late Gusau was until his death a deputy director in the National Sports Commission.
It described his death on May 16 in Gusau after a protracted ill-health as “painful, considering his role in the development of the league.”
The statement noted that the deceased had brought sanity and stability to bear in the league system, adding that he was “an honest and hardworking gentleman.”
“The entire club owners pray for the repose of his soul, while praying God to grant his family and friends, the fortitude to bear the loss.”
It stated that a high powered delegation, to be led by the acting chairman will on Monday travel to Gusau in Zamfara, to condole with the deceased’s family.
Other members of the delegation include Davison Owumi, the Managing Director of Warri Wolves FC, Okey Kpalukwu, General Manager, Sharks of Port Harcourt, Farouk Yarma of Gombe Utd FC.
The rest are: Akin Akinbobola (Sunshine), Jude Anyadufu (Enyimba), Ibrahim Haruna ( Kano Pillars) and Alloy Chukwuemeka,acting Secretary ABS FC of Ilorin.