Luis Chiriboga, President of the Ecuadorian Federation of soccer (FEF), pointed out that as a way of remembering Christian “chucho” Benítez fondly, for his dedication to the Ecuadorian national team, the main field of the training House of the selection will be called after him.
“This place, where he was preparing hard, along with his companions, to defend the country, will have his name… Benitez was the first to put the t-shirt of the national selection and to be under the orders of the technical staff. He was an important member in this family and that is why it this his dead has shocked us”, said Chiriboga.
After the news of the death of the player, at the gateway to the building was placed a picture of the “Chucho”, accompanied by a bouquet of flowers and a lighted candle.
Moreover, the directive of the FEF is organizing a new posthumous tribute, while teams will enter the field with a black ribbon, in sign of mourning.