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 Ex-NFF Technical Director Laloko Dies

 Ex-NFF Technical Director Laloko Dies

Former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Technical Director Kashimawo Laloko, is dead.

Laloko’s death was confirmed by his son, Adewale, to The PUNCH late Sunday night.

According to Adewale, the 76-year-old died on Sunday in Lagos, after a brief illness.

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“He had been feeling weak before he died on Sunday. It was as a result of weakness, not COVID-19,” Adewale added.

The late Laloko will be buried according to Muslim rites on Tuesday at his Gbonagun residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The veteran coach established the Pepsi Football Academy in Lagos November 1992 which produced talented footballers who went on to represent Nigeria.

Among those discovered by the Academy are Mikel Obi, Osaze Odemwingie, Soga Sambo, Elderson Echejile, Joseph Akpala, Yinka Adedeji.

Laloko was also the head coach of the Gambian national team.


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  • Presh 3 years ago

    R.I.P. good man.

  • Ako AMADI 3 years ago

    These are the unsung heroes of our country who dedicate their lives to serve the masses. Kashimawo Laloko! RIP!

  • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

    RIP coach. You’ll always be remembered as the father of true “catch them young” developmental football. Long live your legacies.

  • May his soul rest in peace. He really tried for Nigeria. Removing an object from Senegalese’s goalpost for Nigeria immediately after the half-time and that time the Senegalese were leading us 1-0 in 2000 AFCON semis if not for him, Nigeria would have lost that game.

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  • Edoman 3 years ago

    R.I.P. He is known as the father of Nigerian youth team. His work will never be forgotten

  • Kingsley 3 years ago

    Wow. So sad to hear about his departure. You bring so much memories during my school days. Playing along side wale. Men you knew talent when you see one. May your soul rest in peace

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