Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has condoled with family of the late Nigerian football star and a former mid fielder with IICC player, Moses Otolorin, who died at the age of 67 from a protracted illness, on Monday in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State.
Ahmed, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Abdulwahab Oba, said he was consoled that Otolorin lived an exemplary life.
“We mourn the passing on of Otolorin. We are however consoled with the life he lived laying good examples for the younger footballers to emulate. He was committed and contributed his quota to football developments in our dear state and the country.” He described Otolorin as a “shinning star”, during his playing days for the Nigerian Green Eagles, as the senior team was then known. Ahmed said he remembered Otolorin’s long throw-ins while he played for the Green Eagles. The governor described the deceased player as a “patriot and committed Kwaran who brought glories to the state and the nation.”
He said Otolorin would be missed his passion for scouting talents’ among budding football players in the state, “especially among the academics.”