Less than a week after the nation lost two high profile coaches , Stephen Keshi and Shuaibu Amodu, football followers in Ogun state on monday were thrown into further mourning when news filtered the the immediate past secretary of the state football association, Leo Kehinde Oyenekan died.
The highly experienced football administrator died after a brief illness in Abeokuta aged 57.
According to a release by the media officer of the state football association, Wole Otayemi, the entire members of the football family in the gateway state, who are yet to come to terms with the demise of Coaches Stephen Keshi and Amodu Shuaibu are finding it difficult to believe the Uncle Leo as he was fondly called by the state youth teams was no more.
The chair,man of the state football association, Alhaji Ganiu Majekodunmi described the late secretary as a diligent, hardworking and committed officer, who spent over fifteen years with the association.
He added that Leo’s death has left a huge vacuum behind which may be difficult to fill.
Majekodunmi added that the football family has joined millions of Nigerians to mourn the late national team coaches, Stephen Keshi and Shuaibu Amodu, who passed on last week in their 50;s. He disclosed that the Executive Committee of the state football association will this tuesday hold a special session in honour of the late secretary in Abeokuta.