Arsenal Soccer School Coach, Anyanwu Describes Late Father As An Icon

By Ibrahim Taiwo on June 27, 2020

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Arsenal Soccer School Coach in Dubai, Marcellinus Anyanwu, has described his late father, Mr Felix Ucheobi Anyanwu, as an icon.

Late Mr Felix Ucheobi Anyanwu died on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at the age of 80. His death threw the entire community of Umuidi Amambaa Uzoagba in Ikeduru, Imo State, into mourning as the octogenarian was a popular man who stood out for his exemplary character, integrity and service to humanity.

Coach Marcellinus Anyanwu is the first son of the late Felix Ucheobi Anyanwu, and he has described the loss as a big blow to the entire family of Anyanwu.

Marcellinus, who started his career with MFM FC Lagos as an assistant coach before moving to Dubai, where he has impressed with his enviable record of developing young footballers, told Daily Sports: “The death of my father was a big blow to our entire family, though death is inevitable, He was a very selfless man and he trained all his children to be contented with whatever they have.

“He retired as a school teacher, spent his entire life in service and working for people, he could have used his intellect to chase wealth and power, and I have no doubt that he could have acquired both, but instead, he chose to serve.

“He taught by example, his character was a foundation of his conscience.”

Marcellinus also revealed that his late father supported him in his chosen career and his constant words of wisdom have always served as a guide for him.

“My father loved football; he was a game master during his teaching days,

“He believed in studying and playing football because football without education is not ideal; that was why he insisted I got a university degree before I ventured into full-time coaching.

“I share his philosophy of teaching and coaching. We will all miss him, but we are confident he is in a better place,” Marcellinus said.

The Anyanwu family has announced the burial arrangements for late Mr Felix Ucheobi Anyanwu as follows:

Friday, July 10, 2020

Vigil Mass at St. John Catholic Church, Amambaa, Uzoagba.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

The Body leaves Chetekwa Mortuary Obibili Obazu Mbieri, Imo State followed by Funeral Mass at St. John Catholic Church, Amambaa, Uzoagba.

Interment follows immediately at his compound Umudi Amambaa, Uzoagba.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Thanksgiving Service at St. John Catholic Church Uzoagba.

•PHOTO: Coach Marcellinus Anyanwu 

 

Source Daily Sports

Posted June 27, 2020


 

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