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Governor Abiodun Mourns Late NFF Technical Director, Laloko

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, says late former Technical Director, Nigeria Football Federation ,NFF, Chief Kashimawo Laloko will always remain in the hearts of Nigerians for his passion for discovery and nurturing local football talents into international fame.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Kunle Somorin, Governor Abiodun said the death of the seasoned football administrator would no doubt leave a gap in football administration, not only in Nigeria but in the world.

He pointed out that the death of Chief laloko who was the Olori Parakoyi of Egbaland, would create serious gap in Nigerian football family particularly in the area of developmental and grassroots soccer, adding that he was an advocate of hiring local coaches for international football teams.

While saying that the Nigeria football family would miss Laloko for his technical know-how in the game of football, Governor Abiodun noted that the Egbaland and Ogun would equally miss his frank and candid opinions on issues of national interest, especially the round leather game.

The Governor commiserated with his immediate family members, Egbaland, Ogun state, Nigeria, Africa and indeed the world, on the death of Laloko, who he described as one of the finest football administrator Nigeria had produced.

Bolanle Adesida

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