Nigerian Professional Football League side Kwara United have been hit with a severe blow on Friday, May 26, 2017 following the tragic death of their defender Azeez Saka.
Azeez, 24, who was the son of former African and Commonwealth Table Tennis Champion, Kasali Lasisi, slumped at the Kwara Stadium, Ilorin during a training session.
Abubakar Sylas Yusuf who is a teammate of the deceased confirmed that Azeez Saka did not show any sign of sickness when they started training on Friday, May 26, 2017.
”Yes, I was behind him when he fell on the ground and the thought was that he wanted to rest, but sadly he died afterwards,” Sylas explained. Read more:
The Harmony Boys spokesman described Azeez as an astute professional, on and off the pitch, easy going, and a dedicated player.
“From Almighty Allah we come and to him shall we return.
“Death is an inevitable end which every soul will experience, hence the need for his family, friends, close associates and soccer fans to take solace in God for the irreparable loss.
“He slumped in training and we rushed him to the State General Hospital, which is just some meters away from the stadium, where he was confirmed dead,’’ Bibire said.
Bibire revealed that the remains of Azeez will be buried “according to Islamic rites” on Friday.