Nigerian soccer fans are mourning the shocking demise of former Nigeria Women Football board member, Henrietta Ukaigwe.
Speaking on her death, the Chairperson of the NWFL Aisha Falode explained that the deceased passed away after a brief illness.
Ukaigwe had for several decades been at the vanguard of promoting the game of female football in Nigeria and even beyond these shores.
Before her death, she moved into football administration, she was a sports reporter and worked for many media houses in Imo state.
Ukaigwe while she was alive also made her impact felt in the Nigerian Women League as she was among the people who fought for 20 teams to be in the topflight.
She was even said to be looking for a big sponsor for the Nigerian Women League which is currently on suspension before she died.
The Nigerian Football Federation also declared Ukaigwe’s death as a great loss to the country considering her contributions to the round leather game.
In a statement, the NFF made it clear that the deceased will be missed in the football family.
Meanwhile, the family of the deceased are expected to come out with their burial plans in which the Nigerian Football Federation have promised to support them.