Head coach of Lobi Stars football club, Solomon Ogbeide is dead.
According to reports, Ogbeide slumped and died at King Cross hospital in Makurdi on Monday, May 20, 2019 few hours to Lobi Stars home match with Wikki Tourists.
He had complained of not feeling too well before he slumped and died on Monday with suspected low blood pressure.
Reacting to the incident, the team manager of Lobi Stars, Barnabas Imenger said the death of Ogbeide is a huge loss to the club and Nigerian football in general.
“We are still in shock. We didn’t expect that we would lose him this time around. It never crossed anybody’s mind that such an incident will happen at this moment. “We didn’t expect this to happen at this time that we are almost qualifying for the Super 6.
“We were hoping that we would take us back to Africa.”
“He left behind big shoes that will be hard to fill. He is the reason the team was doing very well. He held the players together like his children. He advised them and fasted along with them. “Ogbeide
was highly dedicated to God Almighty and the services of the poor.”
“His philosophy of coaching was wonderful. He was so dedicated that he hardly missed training. “We would miss him sorely. May the Almighty console his family and grant them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss” said the former Nigerian international.