Giwa FC Goalkeeper Timothy Okere Is Dead – Giwa FC goalkeeper Timothy Chichi Okere has reportedly passed on after a long battle with a spinal cord injury.
Okere had sustained the injury two years ago, and was admitted and treated at the General Hospital, Bida in Niger state. Okere never fully healed from the condition, and lost his starting shirt at Giwa FC to Flying Eagles goalie Ojo Olorunleke at the beginning of the season.
Okere passed away on the 4th of May, with Giwa FC’s Media Officer, David King confirming the sad incident. According to King, the club was waiting on Okere’s family to announce burial arrangements.
Okere was a major part of the team, and was instrumental to their qualification to the Nigerian Premier Football League in 2013.