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A former technical director in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Chief Kashimawo Laloko, has died. He passed away at 76 on Sunday morning after a brief illness. The Ogun State Football Association (OGSFA) confirmed the death of the football talent hunter in a statement on Monday by its media officer, Sanusi Lateef.
OGSFA Chairman and NFF Executive Board member, Ganiyu Majekodunmi, noted that the football family in the state was in a moment of grief over the death of the football administrator.
“His (Laloko) wealth of experience cannot be quantified and for his contributions to football development in Nigeria,” said Majekodunmi who prayed that God gives Laloko’s family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Laloko was known for being the arrowhead of Pepsi Football Academy which raised many football talents in Nigeria.
Among those discovered by the Academy include Mikel Obi, Osaze Odemwingie, Soga Sambo, Elderson Echejile, Joseph Akpala and Yinka Adedeji.