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ODSG pays last respect to late Sunshine Queens Goalkeeper

By Femi Atolagbe

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Emotion flowed at it peak as the remains of the late Sunshine Queens Goalkeeper, Elizabeth Johnson Black (Janded) was interred at her residence in Ilorin, Kwara State on Saturday.

Players and officials of the team led by a member of the Ondo State Football Agency (ODSFA) Management Committee, Prince Tunde Ogunja were on ground to pay their last respect to the ex -international who died on February 19, 2022 after a brief illness.

Ogunja who led the group delegated by the Ondo State Government to the ceremony, urged the family to take solace in the fact that God giveth and taketh.

He prayed that such will never happen again in the Johnson’s family and Sunshine Queens.

“Our Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, his Deputy who is the Chairman Management committee of the Club, Mr. lucky Aiyedatiwa and the entire Ondo State people sympathize with the family.”

Earlier, the administrative Secretary of ODSFA, Mr Ijeh Bekewei on behalf of the Agency and the State Government presented a cheque of undisclosed amount to the family of the deceased.

Responding on behalf the family, Princess Pat Osim thanked the State government and management of Sunshine Queens for living up to their words not to abandon the family.

In a sermon, Pastor Joseph Omolaye and pastor Akintunde Akintoye from Living Faith Church, Tanke admonished friends and family at the ceremony to live an impactful life like Elizabeth Johnson.

“Let people say good things about you as we are hearing from people about the deceased, It’s not how long you spent on earth but how you impact the life of people around you, she has finished her purpose in life, let us do good.”

Bishop (Dr) Onajite Darlington who is the elder sister of late Johnson’s husband said the deceased was a loving wife.

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