Super Eagles players were not left out of the fray as millions across the world paid tribute to Brazilian team Chapocoense which lost almost its entir...
Super Eagles players were not left out of the fray as millions across the world paid tribute to Brazilian team Chapocoense which lost almost its entire team in a plane crash on Tuesday.
A total of 71 persons were said to have died in the air disaster in the mountains of Cerro Gordo in Colombia, as the club headed for the first leg final of the Copa Sudamericana against Atletico Nacional of Medellin.
Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel in a twitter post yesterday said his thoughts are with the Brazilian side urging the country to remain strong in the face the massive adversity.
“Thoughts are with Chapocoense Real right now .stay strong, the football family is with you” the Chelsea midfielder wrote on social media.
Nigeria and Olympiacos goal getter Brown Ideye also sent out prayers to everyone associated with Sudamerica Cup finalist adding that the departed souls should be prayed for.
“My thoughts and prayers go out to all the players’ families and everyone associated with Chapocoense football club. #together”.
While former Lazio midfielder Ogenyi Onazi said he was shocked to hear about the occurrence while sending condolences to all that lost their lives in the crash.
“Shocked, football and life so frail. To all the families that lost loved ones, footballers, journalists, crew, club mgt. condolences,” Onazi wrote.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation has sent a letter of condolence to the Confederacao Brasileira de Football (CBF) over the plane crash the NFF said in a statement.
In the letter, NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, lamented the tragedy that has cut down the lives of dozens of young and vibrant sportsmen in their prime.