A former technical director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Kashimawo Laloko, has died after a brief illness.
It was gathered that the former football official was said to have died at Sacred Hearts catholic hospital in Abeokuta on Sunday.
‘Duro Amene’ — as Laloko was popularly called — was the founder of Pepsi Football Academy in Lagos.
The football academy has produced the likes of John Mikel Obi, since its inception in November 1992.
Until his death, he was Parakoyi of Egbaland in Ogun state.
The former NFF director, 76, was also an old boy of the famous Abeokuta Grammar School in Ogun state.
He will be buried according to Islamic rites at his Gbonagun residence in Abeokuta on Monday by 3pm.
Meanwhile, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) with two games to spare.
Nigeria clinched on of the eight remain spot after Sierra Leone were held to a goalless draw by Lesotho in Maseru on Saturday afternoon.
As a result, Lesotho can no longer qualify for next year’s tournament in Cameroon.
The result leaves the Gernot Rohr’s boys with 8 points, 4 clear of third-placed Sierra Leone.