The head coach of Kwara Falcons Basketball Club, Steve Onishola has been confirmed dead.
Reports reaching Naija News at this time confirmed that the sportsman died a few hours after his younger sister, Folake Aremu aka Orisabunmi was reported dead.
The sad development was confirmed to newsmen by Kwara Basketball Association chairman, Joseph Adeyemo.
Onishola passed away at the age of 71 on Thursday, January 7, 2021, after a few days illness, Naija News understands. The deceased before his exit was a member of the Silver-winning team at the 2018 edition of the Kwese Premier League.
Reacting to Onishola’s death, Adeyemo said: “We can’t find the right word to describe this moment. Coach Onishola was the symbol of basketball in Kwara, he was one of the most brilliant coaches of the game in Nigeria.
“The entire basketball family extends its deepest condolences to the deceased’s family and loved ones,” he added.
Naija News recalled that the deceased’s reported younger sister Folake Aremu, popularly known as Orisabunmi was confirmed dead on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, in Ibadan the Oyo State.
The Nollywood veteran died at the age of 60, this online news platform understands.