Emotion ran high as the entire Sunshine Queens and Sunshine Star staged a candle light procession in honour of late goalkeeper, Elizabeth Johnson (Janded).

The procession took off at the Old Garage through Stadium road, to the Ondo State Sports Complex, Saturday evening, hours after the gjrls returned from the away game against FC Robo

Players and officials adorning a customised black t-shirt with Janded image, were visibly in sobering mood and could not hold back tears during the procession.

A minute silence was observed in Johnson’s honour before prayers were offered to the departed soul, her family, Sunshine Queens/Sunshine Stars, at the mainbowl of the stadium were the exercise ended.

The Team Manager of Sunshine Queens, Kehinde Odogun who spoke on behalf of the management consoled the players and others, urging them to be strong and move closer to God.

Odogun said: “The deed has been done, our beloved sister has gone and we can’t query God, because He giveth and taketh, I pray that God give each and every one of us the strength to bear the irreparable loss.

“We are with the family of the deceased, I want to reassure them that management will not abadon them.”

He added that Sunshine Queens management will be fully involved in Janded burial arrangements.

The date and venue of her burial will be communicated as soon as it is confirmed with the family.


Femi Atolagbe

SQFC Media Officer

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