KOTA BAHARU – The remains of T-Team skipper David Faramola Oniya, who died of heart complications on June 14, are still placed at Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital (HRPZ II) here.
HRPZ II director Datuk Dr Ghazali Hasni Md Hassan said the remains of the defender have not been claimed by T-Team or the Terengganu government.
“We have not received any directive from T-Team or the Terengganu government whether to bury the remains here (in Malaysia) or to return them to the country of origin,” he told a press conference at his office here, Monday.
Dr Ghazali hopes that the party responsible for Oniya, 30, can make the best decision regarding his funeral arrangements.
Meanwhile, Kelantan Football Association (KAFA) general secretary Datuk Ismail Md Noor said the process of sending back the remains would be done by the Terengganu government.
“The Terengganu government is undertaking the process. I feel that it will be settled in a few days,” he said.
Oniya fell ill during a friendly match against Kelantan after just three minutes of play at Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium here.
The Nigerian was rushed to HRPZ II for treatment but died at 10.05 pm.
Meanwhile, T-Team chief operating officer Mohd Syahrizan Mohd Zain said Oniya’s brother and manager were at the Nigerian Embassy here for documentation.
“The T-Team management will have a meeting with his family tomorrow. Insya Allah, it will be completed soon,” he told Bernama here today.
Oniya’s wife, Rogozina Lyubov,25, had left the process to take home his remains and funeral arrangement to his family in Nigeria. – BERNAMA