Go Round will not abandon late goalkeeper

The
General Manager of Go Round FC, Soni Uboh has said their late goalkeeper, Iboro
Akpakpan will not be abandoned even in death.
As
a result, all back log of salary and allowances owed to him will be paid to his
family as soon as monies are ready.
“Iboro
was our player and the hero of the Rivers State FA Cup win over Rivers United when
he saved the penalty kick that handed us a 4-2 over them in the final.
“We
never forgot him even when he took ill shortly after that game.
“His
salary all through the time he was in hospital was paid by us as well as
allowances too and his family will still be due his salaries until the end of
September 2016 when he sadly passed on,” Uboh said.
Iboro
Akpakpan passed on in September after a brief illness and was buried in his
home town, Ikot Ekpene.
A
large contingent of players and officials of Go Round Fc were represented at
his funeral service including the General Manager, Soni Uboh, club captain,
Nyima Nwangua, goalkeeper, Salami and other professional footballers like
Bassey Akpan and Okiemute Odah.
The
General Manager of the club, Soni Uboh described the death of Iboro as a sad
one that took the club, Rivers State and whole football community by surprise.
“When
he put a call to me and informed me he had been admitted and told me about his
condition, we took care of his medical bills to the best of our abilities and
when he shockingly passed on we also made a financial contribution to his
family.
“What
we did couldn’t have in any way brought him back but it at least showed his
family that he was working somewhere and the organization he worked for would
not just turn their backs on him,” Soni Uboh added.
Iboro
Akpakpan played was a league champion with Ocean Boys and featured for Akwa
United and Bayelsa United.

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