- Nigerian all round sport legend Chris Enahoro has passed away
- Enahoro was a former captain of the Nigerian Cricket team
- The deceased was the national record holder in the high jump
The sports industry in Nigeria is mourning the death of a former captain of the Nigerian Cricket team Chris Enahoro.
The hero died in the early hour of Thursday, January 19 in Lagos at the age of 80, The Nation reports.
Enahoro for several years was Nigeria’s record holder in the high jump.
His death was confirmed by his personal assistant, Razak Adedigba who revealed that the deceased who has been battling with health challenges saw his doctor the previous day and was asked to take a rest from work.
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Adedigba said: “When the doctor came on Wednesday, he attended to him and told him to rest. He later woke up in the evening to have his dinner and told me he was getting better.
"But early today (Thursday), he woke up at 5am to visit the toilet on his own but he told me to lay him on the floor and I had to put on the fan for him where he laid until he breathed his last breath around 6:30am.”
Enahoro was for several years captain of the Nigerian and West African cricket team. He was also involved in athletics, holding the national record in the high jump as well as champion in several other field events. Enahoro is a past president of the Nigerian Cricket Association.
As sports consultant to Chevron Nigerian Limited, Enahoro was largely responsible for the success recorded in the Chevron Junior Tennis programme that has produced several tennis prodigies in the country.