By Rachael Ugiagbe

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All road lead to Egbu-Owerri, outside Owerri, Imo State on Saturday, August 22, as the remains of the late Super Falcons Media Officer, Gracious Akujobi will be laid to rest.

Akujobi, who served as Media Officer of the U17 Women National Team, Flamingos in 2012, died on Thursday, July 16 at the Super Falcons’ camp in Abuja after health issues.

Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League and Member of the NFF Executive Committee, Chier (Mrs) Dilichukwu Onyedinma, will lead the NFF delegation to the burial rites.

“The truth is that we are still saddened by her sudden death. Gracious Akujobi was a humble and dedicated media officer, and highly professional. That is why the NFF has decided to play a full role in the arrangements for the burial even though she was not a staff of the Football Federation.

“We cannot question the Almighty God. We love her but He loves her the more. Our prayer is that God will continue to give the family the fortitude to bear the loss, and also grant late Gracious Akujobi eternal rest.”

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