Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has described the death of Coach Solomon Ogbeide as a painful loss not only to his family and Lobi Stars, but also to the entire state and country at large.
Coach Solomon Ogbeide who until his death was technical adviser, of Lobi Stars football club Makurdi, died on Monday in Makurdi.
Governor Ortom in his condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary Terver Akase, noted that coach Ogbeide’s time as Lobi Stars’ technical adviser brought several success stories to the state among which were the club’s emergence as winners of last season’s Nigerian Premier League and its qualification for the group stage of the 2018/2019 CAF Champions League.
The Governor said the late football tactician was a humble and hardworking man whose commitment and selfless disposition will be greatly missed by his players and thousands of fans of the club.
He extended his condolences to the government and people of Edo, the home state of late coach Ogbeide, players and management of Lobi stars and prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest and his family the strength to bear the loss.