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Oseloka H. Obaze (OHO) join Ex-Enugu Rangers and STC Nsukka alumi to bid farewell to soccer star, Kenneth “Kendo” Ilodigwe in Awka.

Ex-CKC Onitsha, Ex-STC Nsukka, Ex-Rangers, Ex-Green Eagles, Ex -Clemson University, soccer star, Kenneth “Kendo” Ilodigwe, was laid to rest in Awka today 2 June 2017. Ilodigwe was a member of the East Central State Academicals that drubbed teams from every state in 1971, and even defeated the legendary Rangers a International in a friendly. He was also a member of the East Central State Soccer team that won the gold medal at the 1973 edition of the National Sports Festival in Lagos. As a member of Rangers International he was on teams that won the National League consecutively in 1974, 75 and 76. He went on to become an All-American NACC as a Clemson University player. Diagnosed with malignant prostate cancer in 2010, Ilodigwe fought gallantly, before succumbing to the illness. Among the dignitaries in attendance were his Ex-Rangers team mates, STC Nsukka alumi, some of his schoolmates from CKC Onitsha including Paul “Pilopa”  Okonkwo  and  immediate-past  Anambra State  SSG Mr Oseloka H. Obaze.  In  tribute to Mr Ilodigwe, Obaze  characterized him as “a talented, elegant and dazzling footballer full of genuine warmth.”

Oseloka Obaze, MD & CEO

Oseloka Obaze, MD & CEO

Mr. Obaze is the former Secretary to the State Government of Anambra State, Nigeria from 2012 to 2015 - MD & CEO, Oseloka H. Obaze. Mr. Obaze also served as a former United Nations official, from 1991-2012, and as a former member of the Nigerian Diplomatic Service, from 1982-1991.

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