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Rangers FC, celebrities to honour Mr Ibu with novelty match as we speak

Rangers International Football Club, celebrities, prime personalities and followers will as we speak (Tuesday) honour the late Nollywood actor, John Okafor, popularly referred to as Mr Ibu with a novelty match for his astonishing comedy profession throughout his lifetime.

Rangers FC, the 2023/2024 Nigeria Premier Football League champions, will take part within the extremely anticipated match amidst the euphoria of their latest victory. The occasion is organized as a part of the late actor’s burial plans.

This was based on an announcement made out there to PUNCH Online on Tuesday, by the Chairman, of the Central Planning Committee for Mr Ibu’s burial, Monday Ani.

Ani famous that the novelty match is a manner of honouring the late Mr Ibu, with Rangers being the official membership of the Enugu State Government, including that the gesture is a sign that the Enugu State authorities appreciates him.

The assertion partly learn, “The Novelty Match is scheduled to be held on Tuesday twenty fifth of June on the Cathedral of Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.

“The time for the Novelty Match is 4 pm prompt. Sports lovers, friends and well-wishers are enjoined to be part of this historic match.”

He expressed gratitude to the General Manager of Rangers FC, Amobi Ezeaku, and the Enugu State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Lloyd Ekweremmadu, for his or her assist.

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“Special thanks go to the General Manager of Rangers FC, Amobi Ezeaku, and Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Lloyd Ekweremmadu, for their remarkable effort and time invested in the planning of this novelty match,” he stated.

Ani additionally famous that donations for the funeral service from household and associates have been nonetheless ongoing and the committee appreciates the goodwill of all who want to honour the late Mr. Ibu, even in loss of life.

“A special thanks goes to everybody investing their time, money and effort towards the success of this last remembrance especially to the Best Family who donated a live cow for this event. May your efforts towards the success of this event be returned a thousandfold”, the assertion concluded.

Recall that Mr Ibu died on Saturday, March 2, 2024.

In October 2023, the veteran actor was reported sick and required monetary help.

But in November 2023, his household confirmed that certainly one of his legs had been amputated to maintain him alive.

The amputation turned obligatory due to an an infection of the arteries on the ankle that was not detected early sufficient, his former supervisor Emeka Chochoo, instructed PUNCH Online in November 2023 in an unique chat.

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