CEO of Karela F.C David Brigidi dead

CEO of Karela F.C David Brigidi dead

CEO of Zylofon Cash Premier League side, Karela FC, David Brigidi, has passed on aged 56. The death was confirmed on Sunday after a short illness.

According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Citinewsroom.com. he passed on at a London hospital where he was receiving treatment.

Football portal Kickgh.com, revealed that a a player of the club indicated that the news was filtered through a club chat group.

CEO of Karela F.C David Brigidi dead

Late David Brigidi. Credit: Ghanasoccernet.com

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“President [David Brigidi] is gone…Yes the news was broken to us on our WhatsApp platform few minutes ago.”

David Brigidi was from Nigeria and he was was a senator for Bayelsa Central Constituency of Bayelsa State between 1997 to 2007.

In October 2013, he bought Metro FC and renamed it Karela FC, and five years later, they made it to the elite division of the local league.

Aside from the club, Mr. Brigidi was the owner of Karela Oil & Gas Nigeria, Karela Hotels & Resort Ghana, Kareela Oil & Gas Ghana, Re-Routine Air Limited, Adef Energy Services, Shores & Savannah (Law Partners) and South Field Petroleum.

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Some football teams who are in top flight Ghana Premier League have sent in their messages of condolence to the bereaved family.

Inter Allies FC took to their officail Twitter page and wrote, "We are deeply saddened by the passing of Senator David Cobbina Siagha Brigidi, President of @KarelaUtd_FC.

Our deepest heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, Karela FC and the Football fraternity, His Soul Rest In Peace. #RIP."

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