Bight Newspaper reports that Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has on behalf the government and people of the state commiserated with the family of the departed head coach of Bayelsa Queens Football Club, Mr Domo Okara.

Mr Okara, the chief tactician of the Yenagoa-based female side, who led the Prosperity Girls to continental glory in the 2022/23 league season, slumped and died on Saturday last week.

Speaking during a condolence visit to the Okara family at the deceased’s Yenizuegene residence in Yenagoa on Monday, Governor Diri described the coach’s passing as painful and a huge loss not only to his family but to the entire state.

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Represented by his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, the Governor recalled that the late head coach, who successfully took Bayelsa Queens to the African Women Champions League finals, succeeded in writing his name in gold in the heart of African football.

He encouraged the bereaved family, especially his wife and children, to take solace in the positive legacies their benefactor left behind, even though he still had a lot to contribute to the growth of the round leather game in the state and the country before his departure.

Governor Diri assured the family that the Bayelsa State Government would give them every necessary support during and after their trying time, including participating in the burial of the award-winning coach.

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Responding on behalf of the Okara family, Chief Baribote Victor Rumson, expressed their appreciation to Governor Diri and his deputy for the condolence visit, describing it as a clear show of love and support to the family.

Chief Baribote pointed out that the demise of Coach Domo Okara was a huge blow to his wife, children and the entire family, adding that when the traditional mourning period was over, they would communicate the burial date and arrangements to government.

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Senator Ewhrudjakpo, who represented the Governor was accompanied on the visit by the Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Abraham Ingobere; the member representing Yenagoa Constituency 2, Hon. Waikumo Amakoromo; the Commissioner for Sports, Dr. Daniel Igali, and Chairman of State Independent Electoral Commission, Dr. Peter Singabele.

 

Other pictures from the condolence visit led by the Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo;

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