BY ISAAC AFOLABI 

Tears flowed freely in Ilorin, Kwara State as the remains of the former super falcons and sunshine queens football club of Akure goalkeeper, Elizabeth Johnson were laid to rest.

The burial ceremony took place at the home of the husband of the player.

Relatives of the former Bayelsa queens goalkeeper, friends and team mates were  present at the funeral.

In a sermon, Pastor Joseph Omolaye of the Living Faith Church, Tanke, Ilorin charged Christians to live a purposeful life on earth and always remember that Jesus is coming soon.

Prayers were offered for family members and friends of the deceased even as the wailed all through the brief ceremony.

Speaking on behalf of Ondo state football agency ODSFA, the general manager sunshine queens,  Mr Akin Akinbobola noted that the demise of Elizabeth Johnson had a psychological effect on the players and affected their performances at the just concluded Nigeria women football league because she was an inspiration to the young players.

Elizabeth Johnson, one of the longest serving sunshine queens player died few hours after training at the Ondo state sports complex after complaining of feverish condition and dizziness.

She is survived by an aged mother, husband, Mr Otus Black who is also a former professional footballer and two sisters.

 

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