Local football association members is mourning the death of Kashimawo Laloko, a former Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Laloko who died this past weekend aged 76 operated the famous Pepsi Football Academy, which produced the likes of Osaze Odemwingie, John Obi Mikel, Sunday Mba, Elderson Echiejile and Joseph Akpala.
He was well-known for his keen interest in grassroots football.
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.
He described late Laloko as a diligent and energetic administrator who would be greatly missed for his contribution to football development in the country.
“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.