Just like yesterday, it’s already one year that the Nigerian sports fraternity lost an industrious and talented footballer, if we should refreshen our memory, precisely 8th of March 2020, sad day it was, as late Nasarawa United defender Chineme Martins collapsed and died during an NPFL match versus Katsina United in Lafia.
As it’s been done for a reputable or public figure, especially one that represents his or her country on the continent, the league is currently on, and one would have felt and thought Nasarawa United would have done one thing or the other in remembering the late Footballer when they faced Lobi Stars on Sunday.
On Monday 8th of March 2021 it was exactly a year that Chineme Martins collapsed, and nothing was been done by Nasarawa United, at least that we know. At least something would should have been done to show respect to the deceased player.
But here are three things I feel should have happened in showing respect or immortalizing the late Chineme Martin’s, and you’d agree with me that it would have been a memorable moment, and perfect way to respect the departed one, who died doing what he loved best and on the flip side, doing what he does to put food on his table.
1) Nasarawa United team and players as a whole would have flown a banner or wore a polo with inscription in respect of a player who died in active service to the team.
2) Chineme Martins’ family should have been visited to show solidarity in their moment of reflection on the life and times of their son.
We pray that the family find solace as they are remembering their son.