By Terkula Atom
The remains of Lobi Stars Team Manager, Ex-International Shikaan Barnabas Imienger is to be laid to rest at his country home Apir, Ugondo, Makurdi Local Government Area.
Aged 49, the soccer legend died at the National Hospital, Abuja, in the early hours of Monday, 22 March, 2021, following a protracted illness.
Before his demise, the soccer legend played for many clubs in Nigeria and abroad.
In Nigeria, the young Imienger (a.k.a) “Dollar Kingpin” as his close friends call him, played for Green Seeds FC, BBL Hawks; BCC Lions and El-Kanemi Warriors before moving abroad where he starred for Al-Quadissiyah FC, Rybah, Saudi Arabia. He also went to Holland, England and Egypt where he combined playing and training.
The Ugondo-born Barns crowned his trade by playing for his country at the apex level, alternating with Rashidi Yekini in the attack of the Super Eagles.
The VoiceSports scooped that wake will take place at his family house on School Lane, Wurukum, Makurdi on Thursday 8 April, courtesy Ex-International and former Lobi Stars FC Vice Chairman, Dominic Iorfa.
Another wake takes place at his county home Apir, Ugondo on 9 April while his final interment comes up on 10 April.
Left to mourn Shikaan Barnabas Imienger are: Mama Eunice Mbanan Imienger, (wan Ato), former Permanent Secretary, Chief Akange Audu, Nanen Imienger (son), Sena Imienger (daughter) with George, Bem, Mark, Terngu, Thomacy (brothers) and Ngufan (sister) and a host of uncles.