Ilorin - The management of Kwara United FC of Ilorin has
commiserated with the family of a former chairman of the club, Prince Aranloye
Fakayode, who died on Monday 7th September.
He was aged 68.
The club in a statement on Tuesday, signed by the secretary,
Elder Dele Oguntokun described Aranloye, as a hard working sportsman who contributed
immensely to team while serving as the chairman.
The statement also described the seasoned match commissioner
as an industrious man who worked tirelessly for the upliftment and progress of
the round leather game in Kwara and Nigeria in general.
Late Fakayode worked with the Federal Ministry of Labour,
Federal Pay Office and as an Internal Auditor on Police Affairs before he
retired in 2002.
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He was appointed Chairman of Kwara United in 2004, and held
the position for two seasons.
The late Prince, who hails from Okesan Compound, Ile Oba
Ilufemiloye in Arandun was the first and only non-indigene so far, to serve as
the Chairman of Ilorin Emirate Football Association (IEFA), and was the sole
sponsor of the famous Amuedewe youth football competition in Kwara State.
“We have lost one of our own at a time the state and the
country need him most.”
“He is one of the few people who will always offer support
to the club at all times. We pray to God to give the family the fortitude to
bear the loss.”
Meanwhile, players and officials of the club visited the
bereaved family on Tuesday to commiserate with them where they offered prayers.
The club immediately suspended its training when the news
broke out to them and a minute silence was offered at the training before
players and officials left for his home in Ilorin.
Late Fakayode is survived by his wife, five children and
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