Ben Iroha Celebrates 25th Wedding Anniversary. “It Was Love At First Sight!” His Wife Says

By Ikenga Chronicles September 8, 2019

Ben Iroha Celebrates 25th Wedding Anniversary. “It Was Love At First Sight!” His Wife Says

Super Eagles’ legend Ben Iroha, and his wife, Patsy Iroha, on Saturday, September 7, 2019, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary and renewal of marriage vows at Wyndham Garden, Dallas North, 2645 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Dallas TX 75234.

The veteran football player who got married after Nigeria’s victory at the 1994 African Cup of Nations and participation in the country’s first ever World Cup, holds the prestigious Member of the Federal Republic (MFR) honour, and played for ten clubs in Europe, in addition to featuring prominently for Nigeria’s golden generation of the Super Eagles.

According to a story shared by him and his beautiful wife, Patsy, it was love at first sight when they met.

“It was love at first sight!,” Mrs Iroha said.

“Ben came to see his friend that lived next to my house. He saw me, and asked him who I was. Funny enough, his friend was a close family friend who thankfully introduced us to each other. That same day that we met, he told me that I will be his wife… I told him ‘how, you don’t even know my last name. We continued from there and the rest is history.”

Ben concurred to this story, adding that he went over to Patsy’s house next door, and knocked. When her mother opened the door, he told her; “Mama, I came to marry your daughter.” Elated at his forthrightness, the mother welcomed him.

The marriage, which is blessed with two girls and a boy, and has blossomed over the years.

Ben Iroha lists his favourite actor and musician as Denzel Washington and Flavour respectively, while for Patsy, Jamie Foxx and Whitney Houston are hers.

Francis Duru and Yaz

The occasion was MCed by Francis Duru and Yaz, and had many well-wishers in attendance.