This day, precisely on July 30, 1972;
Nigeria lost a soccer star by the name OLAWALE
In his days:
He was both a Nigerian football player and coach.
He played at both Professional and International levels as a striker before becoming Africa’s first qualified Professional football coach.
During his time in Nigeria, Olawale won the challenge cup a total of seven times
A stadium in Lagos was named in his honour after death
A foundation was also founded after his death to assist the families of Nigerian ex-international footballers
Olawale left behind eight children
‘ground dey chop person’
“ilẹ n jẹ ‘ẹyan”
OLAWALE TESILIMI BALOGUN