Former Bayelsa State Football Club Manager in Critical Condition, Seeks Kidney Transplant

Former manager of Bayelsa State-owned football club Ocean Boys, Tony Ogola, is currently fighting for his life. Ogola, who also served as an ex-council boss of Sagbama local council area, is in urgent need of a kidney transplant, according to a Facebook post by Ohis Asein. Ogola is widely recognized in the sports community for his achievements, having led Ocean Boys Football Club to victory in the Nigeria Premier League and FA trophies between 2006 and 2009.

As a sports journalist who worked closely with Ogola for over a decade, Asein highlights his positive impact on the lives of many, particularly in Bayelsa State. Asein appeals to the sporting community to assist Ogola, emphasizing the urgent attention required for his kidney disease. Ogola is currently managing HENSARD FC, owned by former Governor and current Senator Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa West senatorial district.

The news of Ogola’s illness has prompted calls for support from patriotic individuals, especially Ijaw sons and daughters from Sagbama and other Ijaw communities. Ogola’s friends and colleagues state that he needs immediate assistance and a kidney transplant in order to survive. The community and wider sporting community have rallied together in recognition of his significant contributions to football administration in Bayelsa State and Nigeria.

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