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 Post subject: Re: Rest in Peace SUYA
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:41 am 
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Don't know what to say and still find this news very shocking that Suya has left us... It's taken me some days to gather my thoughts as news like this can be tough to deal with...

We use to chat and spoke on the phone several times but lost contact I believe when he moved back to Naija.. Was always nice and cheerful to me because of our support for Bayern Munich and also found the name MI5 I use in here intriguing and exciting that he sent me one of John Le Carre's spy novel books to read... The Avatar next to my handle came from him. When CE/Naijaryders played in DC/MD in 2002, I was looking forward to meeting him for the first time because he said he would be there but he didn't show up... I vex for am but he later apologized said something came up that day.. I forgot about it after and we continued to talk after that...

Through the years anytime Bayern Munich was playing, whether it was in the Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup or against any club that like to talk or make noise, we were very few in here and we made sure to let people know who was the boss after the game was over. We always looked forward to it...

One moment stands out here and shall remain one of the proudest moments on this site was when him and I along with AJ Guru, KOC, Inaija and a few others worked behind the scenes to help and support the family of the former Flying Eagles Goalkeeper Sam Okoye who had passed away while playing professional football in Iran and needed support through his friend Daniel who had invited Sam to Iran and was also a professional footballer himself, to transport his body back home after the club and Iranian authorities weren't cooperating along with the Nigerian Embassy officials in Tehran who didn't take the matter seriously at first until we started applying full pressure on them behind the scenes...

We coordinated, made phone calls, strategized and did everything we could before the club eventually decided they would pay for Sam's body to be transported back home which was a relief for his family and everyone involved... I remember a lot of CE members contributed money at first thinking if the club wasn't going to do anything we would, but once the cub made the decision to pay for everything, we decided to use the money raised on here and give it to Sam's Mom who was still grieving about the loss of her son. So we coordinated with Sam's younger brother who was in Iran to escort his brother's body back to Nigeria along with KOC, AJ Guru and others who told Sam's Mom to come to KOC's office in Lagos and the money raised on here was presented to her. It was a very moving and emotional moment for everyone involved because there were some rough days and what went on behind the scenes but we never gave up... There was times I'll call him when he was losing hope and told him we are going to win this battle for Okoye's family and we did in the end...

All I'll say is for God to be with his family and loved ones and sleep well brother... God's blessings always...

Ironically, he passed away this past weekend.

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 Post subject: Re: Rest in Peace SUYA
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:00 am 
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R.I.P Suya you were a gentleman :sad:

The guy could engage in yabbis like everyone else but big difference was he was always polite and knew where to draw the line between disrespect and "fun"

Go well brother

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 Post subject: Re: Rest in Peace SUYA
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:54 pm 
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The level of genuine affection towards this man is REAL and OVERWHELMING...........
May your soul RIP with God.

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 Post subject: Re: Rest in Peace SUYA
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:39 pm 
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Oh my! This hurts. Just came back from burying my older brother in Houston last week. I feel for his family. May his Soul Rest In Peace.

Condolences...

Thank you, Gotti!!

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 Post subject: Re: Rest in Peace SUYA
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:51 am 
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There is no other way to to state this beyond using the word "devastating". The word in itself is not enough to express the loss.
I never met Suya but talking to him felt like we had known each other.
In the days past when we used to banter here as crazy, Suya was always peace maker.
The funny part was that he had as much fun with the banter and was beyond witty. He always... I repeat always made sure everyone had a good time and made sure I was having a good time. He really was about fun and bringing all together in the melting pot called cybereagles.
I will share a snippet of my story with him and how our friendship started.
I got to know Suya through private messaging on here. It all started on June 17 2005 with this message from him after I was banned from the forum...
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Pls tell me this was a lie...and if not who the f^%$k banned U ?

When I replied he came back with this...
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This is just not right and absolutely mind boggling...and just beyond me. What exactly did U say? Havent I had tons of disagreements with you in the past ?

Anyway glad to have u back.......and and extra thanks for not trying to force that plantain belle in that CAMFOOT neglige! :lol: :lol:

In true Suya style, the pms continued from there into a great friendship.
He was just special and always has been witty and very fun to be around.


For those wondering about the stockfish post here you go...

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=69248&p=986185&hilit=Stock+fish#p986185


The loss of Suya has really shocked all of us. I remember when my mom passed away in 2009.
I arrived Bowie MD at my Aunts's place and there was a vase of flowers bearing Cyber Eagles logo and a phone call from him comforting me. His accent threw me off. He was as American as he could sounds. But I remember those shooting and comforting words during those dark moments from Suya.
May his soul rest in peace.
Njakri on this board was never the same without him.

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 Post subject: Re: Rest in Peace SUYA
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:29 am 
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I just saw this on Twitter, and I wanted to come here to confirm. This is really really sad news. May his soul Rest In Peace.



Amen. Welcome back, Muzines. Stop by more often. We are a family here....


I usually do come in during games, but i never comment. This has reminded me that I really need to start checking in again. This is not good.

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 Post subject: Re: Rest in Peace SUYA
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:56 am 
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SUYA!!!!!
I'm devastated. Over the years, the Cybereagles Forum has been home away from home. I've been privileged to meet and make some great friends here. I never met Suya, but his invaluable contributions were golden. Rest In Power, Suya, and may you dwell with the Eagles on high.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:03 am 
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Was that CIC old old boy or wAyo with the scarf at the mass?

BEautiful mass! Suya, RIP


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Was that CIC old old boy or wAyo with the scarf at the mass?

BEautiful mass! Suya, RIP



Yes. May SUYA RIP. Didn't know he was 60. Always assumed he was younger

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 Post subject: Re: Rest in Peace SUYA
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:54 pm 
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It must have been years since I last posted on this forum; and even then only sparingly. Something drew me to come into the forum today a day when there is no naija game brewing... now I know what it was.

I joined CE in the late 90's when finding football games in the US was a daunting task. Suya (along with other gentlemen) made this a second home for me to browse and read about football tactics and set me on a learning journey in football I didnt know that I needed. The banter of which Suya was a chief (i'll never forget the South African Embassy calls, the rumble in the jungle with PaJ, even his cameo on Pa-J's CD back in the day) was definitely the salt in the egusi soup that was CE for me.

I never had the opportunity to meet Suya in person but he definitely had an impact on my life as I am sure on the lives of many other people across this earth.

Suya, continue to rest in peace. You will be missed in many geographical zones. You came and you made your mark - and it shall live long after you.

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 Post subject: Re: Rest in Peace SUYA
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Rest in Peace SUYA. My condolences to his family.

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Chief Ogbunigwe wrote:
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Was that CIC old old boy or wAyo with the scarf at the mass?

BEautiful mass! Suya, RIP



Yes. May SUYA RIP. Didn't know he was 60. Always assumed he was younger


The thing surprise me as well. I guess that is why he felt free to yab uncle 1Naira well well. At least he was closer in age to him than us bomboys


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 Post subject: Re: Rest in Peace SUYA
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Obong wrote:
SUYA!!!!!
I'm devastated. Over the years, the Cybereagles Forum has been home away from home. I've been privileged to meet and make some great friends here. I never met Suya, but his invaluable contributions were golden. Rest In Power, Suya, and may you dwell with the Eagles on high.

Baba na so we see am oh. Anyhoo, welcome back. It has been a minute. We need to catch up btw.

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 Post subject: Re: Rest in Peace SUYA
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Fourteen wrote:
It must have been years since I last posted on this forum; and even then only sparingly. Something drew me to come into the forum today a day when there is no naija game brewing... now I know what it was.

I joined CE in the late 90's when finding football games in the US was a daunting task. Suya (along with other gentlemen) made this a second home for me to browse and read about football tactics and set me on a learning journey in football I didnt know that I needed. The banter of which Suya was a chief (i'll never forget the South African Embassy calls, the rumble in the jungle with PaJ, even his cameo on Pa-J's CD back in the day) was definitely the salt in the egusi soup that was CE for me.

I never had the opportunity to meet Suya in person but he definitely had an impact on my life as I am sure on the lives of many other people across this earth.

Suya, continue to rest in peace. You will be missed in many geographical zones. You came and you made your mark - and it shall live long after you.

Chei! I should have called you. My bad man. Omo na so we hear am. It is nice to see some of the ol skool member post again. I will ring you up later today sha.

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Chief Ogbunigwe wrote:
rafflick wrote:
Was that CIC old old boy or wAyo with the scarf at the mass?

BEautiful mass! Suya, RIP



Yes. May SUYA RIP. Didn't know he was 60. Always assumed he was younger

E shock me as well. I didn't think he was a spring chicken but definitely didn't know he was 60.

RIP Suya! :(

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:14 pm 
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Oga Suya continue RIP


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 Post subject: Re: Rest in Peace SUYA
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Rest in peace, SUYA.


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 Post subject: Re: Rest in Peace SUYA
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WOW!
Just seeing this thread. Short for words
RIP SUYA!!!

I pray that God comfort and bless the family you left behind.
I pray for everyone that has lost a loved one as well. 2020 truly be as e get

Nice to see some old forumers back posting here.
SUYA gave me my avatar as well.

You definitely made an impact on earth, and your family should be proud.

Perhaps one last call to the SA Embassy in his honor :clap:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:29 pm 
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Sleep well Oga Suya

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 Post subject: Re: Rest in Peace SUYA
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He was still tweeting two days ago o.... :cry: :cry: :cry:


I saw that :atc:

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Sleep well Oga Suya



Wale, welcome back. I confused you with BigP

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May his soul rest in peace. Amen.

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Rest in Peace, Oga Suya


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