3rd September, 2010
The Lagos State Sports Council and members of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN,Â Lagos Chapter, will hold a candle light for the late Emeka Enechi who died at the age of 40.
Enechi, who was one of the founding Editors and Assistant General Manager, Sports DayÂ Newspaper died in a motor accident recently in Asaba, Delta State.
According to the programme lined up for today, there will be a service of songs at the RoweÂ Park Sports Centre, Yaba at 5p.m. Thereafter,Â the procession moves to the SWAN secretariatÂ inside the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria for the candle light to honour theirÂ departed colleague.
Meanwhile, sports journalists have continued to eulogise the late Enechi for hisÂ contributions toÂ sports development in Nigeria. Most of them who signed the condolenceÂ register at the SWAN secretariat expressed their grief over the painful demise of Enechi.
Chairman of Lagos SWAN, Niyi Oyeleke, said Enechiâ€™s death is a great loss to the sportsÂ fraternity. He said the association will continue to remember his good works for years toÂ come.Â Nnamdi Okosieme of Next newspaper said he was shocked beyond words when he heard ofÂ the death of Enechi.