Olayiwola Lakondoro, former chairman of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan and oldest 3SC fan is dead.
He died today at the age of 111.
Babatunde Olaniyan, incumbent 3SC chairman, confirmed his death today in Ibadan.
Mr Olaniyan said the club was contacted on Thursday about Mr Lakondoro’s death.
“I can confirm that he is dead. We have been contacted on his death this morning and we are already planning to visit his family later,” said the 3SC chairman.
Mr Lakondoro was a retired soldier, footballer, and the first organising secretary of the Action Group.
He was also the first private secretary of Alfred Rewane, a financier of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) and an associate of the late Obafemi Awolowo.
Mr Lakondoro was born on January 7, 1912, to the family of the late Babalola Lankorodoro and Ifaranti Lankorodoro of Ile-Otun, Oje, in the Ibadan North-East council area.
Mr Lakondoro, until his death, was the only surviving members of Nigerian footballers, named UK Tourists, who travelled to Britain and played with barefoot.
He lured the late Teslim Balogun to football from Abeokuta and discovered, among others, the likes of Niyi Akande, Layi Olagbenro, while handling a local club in the suburb of Oniyanrin in Ibadan.