Pioneer coach’s death: Ondo FA, ODSFA, SWAN mourn
By Femi Atolagbe
The Ondo State Football Association has described the death of chairman of the State Football Coaches Association, Michael Fabomi as a huge loss to Ondo State and Nigeria at large.
Otunba Dele Ajayi said the news of Michael Fabomi’s death came as a rude shock to the entire football family most especially since there was no previously reported protracted ailment of the former coach of Sunshine Stars.
“The news came to everyone of us in the football family as a rude shock considering he was an easy going man who was full of life the last time we met which is just a few days ago”
Ajayi said the state and the country at large will miss the deceased wealth of experience.
“While I want to express my deepest condolences with the family of the deceased I also want to add here that Father Tiko as we fondly called him had taken away his wealth of experience most especially for young footballers and coaches alike.”
Meanwhile, the management of Ondo State Football Agency, (ODSFA) expressed its sadness over the death of its late pioneer coach of Sunshine Stars.
According to the release made available to newsmen by the agency head of media and communication, Mr Chris Okunnuwa, the agency’s chairman, Otunba Tajudeen Akinyemi described the death of Fabomi as a great loss. Noted that the decease will always be remember for his great contributions to sports, particularly football in Ondo State.
“It’s a grieving moment for all of us, however our heartfelt condolences goes to his family and the coaches Association. Rest well Father Tiko”, Akinyemi stated. Also the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, (SWAN) in Ondo State also commiserate with the family and members of the football over the demise of Elder Fabomi.
The messages was contained in a release jointly signed and made available to the newsmen in Akure by the association chairman and the General secretary, Wahab Bankole and Segun Giwa respectively.