The Nigeria Referees Associatian, NRA, deeply mourns the exit of one of our most revered football tactician, Coach Kashimawo LALOKO who died yesterday morning.

According to the President of the NRA, Otunba Tade Azeez, while the football sector mourns his demise, the referees’ body is definitely touched by the sad development considering his role to the development of referees during his lifetime.

Otunba Tade Azeez who described Laloko as a football teacher per excellence, indefatigable administrator who left enviable marks on the sands of time, team player and leader of men, notes that the former Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, cannot be easily forgotten as he provided a platform for referees to train with his matches while in charge of several competitions.

As the fore-bearer of modern football academy in Nigeria, the NRA cannot also  easily delete the memories of how his novel Pepsi Football Academy was a training ground for referees over the years.

The association will greatly miss Coach Laloko as his landmarks in the area of referees training remain evergreen in the minds our members. 

The NRA extends condolences to the Laloko family, Nigerian football community, especially the NFF, for the death. 

May His Soul Rest In Peace 

Kelechi Mejuobi 

National Publicity Secretary 

Nigeria Referees Association


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