Samson’s death comes six months after the former Super Falcons midfielder lost her father.
The 15-year-old and a classmate were said to have drowned in a swimming pool at a hotel in Effurun, Delta State, where they had gone for an after exams party.
The media officer for the Nigeria U-23 team, Timi Ebikagboro, had in a Facebook post on Wednesday asked Nigerians to pray for the 42-year-old.
According to the media officer, Samson and other JSS 3 students of Challenge International School, Kolokolo Udu Road, Warri, had followed a teacher to Golden Tulip along PTI junction Effurun for “an after exam party”.
“Am just in a sad mood, how on earth will a teacher take JSS students to a hotel in Effurun for an after exam party and in the end two of the innocent students got killed and thrown into the hotel pool, one of two dead kid is the “son” of our own Florence Omagbemi Super Falcons head coach, pls I beg all of you to put her in your prayers, she needs all our support in this her trying times, I hope the Delta State Ministry of Education will act on this?” he stated.
The Nigeria Football Federation also commiserated with Omagbemi on its twitter handle, @thenff on Thursday.
Our prayers are with @NGSuper_Falcons Head Coach, Florence Omagbemi who lost her son, Samson, on Wednesday. May his soul rest in peace
— The NFF ???????? (@thenff) June 15, 2017