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 2 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.