BADA DIED UNFULFILLED -UDO-OBONG
In-form Blackburn Rovers' striker, Only on Thursday, a 15-man burial committee headed by the Nigerian Olympian Association, Prince Henry Amike was set up for the burial of the late Nigerian international quarter miler,
Sunday Bada, as tributes continue to pour in for him, his close pal and teammate, Enefiok Udo-Obong with whom the late Bada won a silver medal that later turned to gold owing to the disqualification of the American team that finished first says that the Police officer died unfulfilled.
Udo-Obong noted that Bada was always in the forefront of seeing Nigeria return to her glorious days and believed without any atom of doubt that there is a need to redeem our sports, particularly athletics.
'It's unfortunate that Bada is gone. He had dreams of turning things around in athletics. In fact, he believed that our sport must be rescued without fail and was already putting things in order for it to happen. He was passionate about the Federation drawing up plans and programmes for the 2012 season. He had even volunteered to coach and train with the athletes if there was a need for it, all in an effort to see the athletes gain the kind of form they should be in before the Olympic Games.'
With his eyes filled with tears as he spoke to us at his Surulere office, Udo- Obong revealed that while the Athletics Federation (AFN) is in shock over the passing on of her technical director, there are athletes who would become orphans.
'Bada had many children. I say many because there were many athletes that looked up to him for succour. He was very generous and caring to all.