Nigerian Football Legend Is Dead

Pa Samson Olayiwola Lakondoro, an ex-footballer and a former Chairman of Shooting Stars Sports Club, also known as 3SC, is dead.

Lakondoro who was born on January 7, 1912 died in the early hours of Thursday.

Lakondoro was a retired soldier, footballer and first Organising Secretary of the defunct Action Group (AG).

He was the first Private Secretary of Alfred Rewane, a financier of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) and a close associate of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo.

3SC Chairman, Babatunde Olaniyan, confirmed the death of the former Chairman on Thursday.

He added that the club was contacted in the early hours of Thursday.

He explained further that the club was already planning to visit the family.

Olaniyan said, “I can confirm that he is dead. We have been contacted on his death this morning and we are already planning to visit his family later”.

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