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  • NFF commiserates with Pascal Patrick over father’s demise

    Reporter: Football Content Provider
    Published: Friday, 16 August 2013
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    The Nigeria Football Federation has commiserated with former
    international defender Pascal Patrick (MON), who lost his father, Sir
    Patrick Tanko on Sunday.

    “On behalf of the Nigeria
    Football Federation and the Nigeria football
    family, I hereby express heartfelt condolence to Mr. Pascal Patrick on
    the passing of his father, a former mechanical engineer of repute,”
    said NFF’s Director of Technical, Dr. Emmanuel Ikpeme.

    Ikpeme is officially acting as General Secretary in the absence of
    Barrister Musa Amadu, who has been on a two-week leave since last

    Sir Patrick Tanko died after a brief illness on Sunday, 11th August,
    2013 at the age of 87. He was buried on Wednesday.

    Pascal Patrick, a Member of the Order of the Niger, was a member of
    the Nigeria U-23 squad, Dream Team, that won a first-ever Olympic
    football gold for Africa, at the Centennial Games in Atlanta, United
    States of America in 1996. He also played for the Senior National
    Team, Super Eagles.


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