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Nigeria Olympian mourns Fashikun, says he was a Sports Legend

Nigerian Olympians Association (NOA)  has condoled with the family of Olajide Fashikun, Chief Mary Onyali OLY and the people of Kwara State over the demise of the nation’s veteran sports journalists and ex international describing him as a bridge between athletes and Sports administrators.

President of the Nigerian Olympians Association (NOA), Olumide Oyedeji stated this in a tribute to the country’s youngest player to represent Nigeria in the handball Nation’s Cup.

Oyedeji said late Olajide Fashikun was a patriot who placed service to humanity especially sports men and women above personal interest.

He further described Fashikun as a nice man with a clean heart who was sincere and selfless in service.

He said: “Late Olajide Fashikun was a very nice man with a clean heart. As a journalist and Sports administrator, he was humble, sincere and selfless in service.

“He was in deed a true lover of sports who left no one in doubt about his loyalty to his country, love for athletes to excel at the upcoming Tokyo 2020 with the NSDFI project.

“The NOA know the value of the project and appreciated all what he has done and what he put into this when alive”.

The NOA boss consoled Africa’s Queen of the Tracks, Chief Mrs Mary Onyali on the death of her friend, partner and brother.

“The Association wants to let Chief Mrs Mary Onyali know that we feel her pain throughout this traumatizing period.

“Fashikun was an exceptional leader and exemplary statesman on and off the field whose modesty, commitment to common good and deep sense of patriotism will continue to inspire many generations of sports men and women including journalists”.

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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