Ex International player and Top Nigeria football coach, Chief Francis Obi Okoye, Ezebilitere, Iron Gate of Nigeria, was buried on January 12th 2017, at his home town, Mbarakpaka village, Ihiala Town in Anambra State.
The event which kicked off with a Regium Mass Celebrated by Rev. Fr. Gab Ezewudo CSSP. Former parish, St. Martins, Ihiala and by
Rev Fr. Stephen Okeke assisted and the son of late chief obi Okoye, Rev Fr. Dr. Agapitus Tobechukwu Okoye and 17 other priests from Diocese of Iselle Uku, and Nnewi Diocese.
In the well attended mass, in the sermon, Rev. Fr Stephen Okeke, described the deceased as an elegant, handsome, well disciplined man, in touch with early missionary. He was well honored to see his son a priest. He can now rest in peace,as it has been what he has been expecting. In USA when we talk on phone, he would be saying, Fr. Stephen when will we see, I ended up seeing his dead body. He lived an exemplary life, transfe