Mr Emmanuel Ibah, a member of the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), is dead.

Ibah died of COVID-19-related complications at the age of 61.

His death was disclosed in a statement issued on Tuesday by the NFF.

The statement read in part: “Family sources confirmed to the NFF that Ibah, who was also Chairman of the Akwa Ibom Football Association, gave up the ghost on Tuesday morning after succumbing to complications from the new coronavirus pandemic.

“He was said to have underlying diabetic and hypertensive medical conditions.”