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Dalung To Officiate Fashikun’s Remembrance Novelty Match

Former Minister of Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung will on Monday officiate a novelty match to commemorate one year remembrance of the passing away of veteran and investigative Journalist, Olajide Fashikun. 

The match is being put together by Friends and Colleagues of the late Journalist will see both Friends of Jide squaring up against some selected Journalists.

A statement from the organizer, signed by Sylvanus Ofekun revealed that the novelty match will kick off by 4pm at the Area 3 playing pitch on Monday.

The statement also added that the former Sports Minister Barrister Solomon Dalung will be the centre referee.

 Jide Fashikun was a former chairman of the Kwara State Chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria; Fashikun was also the Sports Editor of the Herald newspaper, Managing Editor of Gong News, a senior Sports Correspondent at ThisDay newspapers and a former lecturer at Kwara Polytechnic.

Fashikun died on 27 January, 2019 in Abuja after a brief illness.

Until his death he was the Director General of National Sports Development Fund Incorporated NSDFI.A body whose main objective is to groom and support young athletes to achieve their potential.

He was aged 54

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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