By Salifu Usman, Abuja
Death struck the Nigeria football family again at the weekend, as a member of the executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and chairman of the Adamawa State Football Association, Alhaji Musa Duhu, died at the age of 53 in his home in Yola, after a brief illness.
The 53-year-old Duhu, had replaced Alhaji Hussein Modibbo on the NFF board after the latter, a former chairman of the Taraba State Football Association passed on during the first term of the Amaju Pinnick–led board.
He won the September 18, 2018 polls that returned Pinnick for second term as president of NFF.
NFF president, Amaju Pinnick expressed shock over the passing of the notable lover of grassroots football.
“This is another major shock for us because it happened some months after the death of Hon. Chidi Okenwa, a member of the board and only three weeks after we lost a very dedicated and dependable member of Staff, Tolulope Abe’.
“We pray that God will bring an end to this spate of bad news. Duhu was a great lover of grassroots development. He was also a conscientious and reliable team player that contributed his best to the development of Nigeria football. We will surely miss him.”
The remains of Alhaji Musa Duhu was interred yesterday according to Muslim rites.