Edo State Coaches Association regret, and mourn the sudden death of her former Director of Sports, Commissioner for Sports & Team Edo Coordinator at the recently concluded 20th National Sports Festival tagged Edo 2020, Hon Elder Brown Ebewele which sad event occur in Warri on the 31st of December 2021 after a brief illness.
According to the President of the Edo State Coaches Association, Coach Aghahowa Osayomore who was feasibly in tears said that the death of our former Director of Sports came to us as a rude shock especially to all Edo Coaches who witness decades of meritorious advance sports development which Comrade Brown Ebewele contributed to Edo State Sports Commission and Nigerian Sports at large.
He was fearless and very daring. He was highly reverred by sports administrators. He rocks the boat when and where necessary.
He was so pragmatic a technocrat to the core. He doesn’t hesitate to drive in the sucker punch when and if you stand on his way. And never really cared who it was!
He was a trainers trainer. He was the coaches coach. He was the managers manager. He is the athletes Pathfinder.
He was raw, but very open-minded. He didn’t mince words. So straightforward and sincere was he that made him so predictable at most times.
He was highly tactical. He was very technical. He was tough to deal with, but very clinical being a result-oriented person with an eye for talents discovery.
He discovered many champions, nurtured and managed them to stardom. He was the master of the National Sports Festival. He was a major factor for Nigeria in the All Africa Games especially the 2003 edition hosted in Abuja. He was a game changer for the country in the Commonwealth Games and a notable voice when it comes to the Olympics games.
He was a winner, a champion and a conqueror in different fronts
He was full of jokes, very lively, down to earth…but was equally damn serious on points. You don’t mess around or mess up with him especially on the job.
Comrade Brown Ebewele’s passion for sports development and administration has greatly endeared him to many sports enthusiast.
He was an enigma of some sort in the Nigerian Sports fraternity.
We can boast that he brought most of us into sports and coaching at one time or the other.
He was not yet spent and that’s why we regret his sudden demise.
He was so patriotic and professional to the core. He wouldn’t allow evil and injustice to prevail around him.
He lived and died for sports in Nigeria and we will surely miss him so much.
Our condolences goes to the Ebewele family, sportsmen and women, friends, relation of Hon Brown Ebewele.
We sincerely pray that God almighty will give the immediate family and we his prodigy the strength to bear the irreplaceable loss
Adieu Cow Boy!
Rest in Peace JujuMan!!
Bye Bye our BOSS!!!