Laloko was one of Nigeria’s Greatest coaches- Minister 


Minister of  Youth and sports Development Chief Sunday Dare has discribed  the late former Technical  Director  of the Nigerian football Federation Chief Kashimawo Laloko as one of the best grassroots talent hunter and technically sound coaches Nigeria has ever produced.

In a statement by his media team, Chief Dare said” My condolences to the family of Chief Laloko on his death. 

He was not just a coach, he was a talent hunter and  technically sound. I followed his trajectory as coach of Stationery Stores  Of Lagos, Wikki Tourists of Bauchi,  The Gambian National  team, Technical Director of the NFA as well as Founder of  the Pepsi Academy. He was just not dedicated, hardworking  and a disciplinarian,  he made his mark everywhere he worked. He was one of Nigeria’s  best coaches. Even when he became a  paramount ruler, he was never tired in  lending his support to Nigerian football” 

The Minister  recalled “He was at the media  Unveiling  of the National Principal’s Cup in Lagos last year and was very excited about  the revival  of the  Competition Laloko was so  passionate about Nigerian football and gave everything for it growth. Nigeria  has  lost a great  man. May his soul rest in peace”, the statement  affirmed. 

Laloko died in Lagos  on Sunday at the age of 76.

Laloko was credited with  the discovery  of  many great players including Mikel Obi, Ezekiel Bala, Osaze Odewimgie among others.

He held the traditional  title of Parakoyi of Egbaland, in Ogun State.

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