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PostSubject: Ex-Green Eagles star, Otolorin, dies at 65   2014-12-24, 11:09

Former Green Eagles and defunct
IICC Shooting Stars of Ibadan
midfielder, Moses Otolorin, on
Monday died in Ilorin at the age of
65.
One of the children of the
deceased, Funke Otolorin, con­
firmed the incident in an interview
with the News Agency of Nigeria
(NAN) in Ilorin.
Otolorin, scorer of nine of the 15
goals his club scored to bag the
1976 African Cup Winners Cup title,
died in a hospital in Ilorin after a
protracted illness.
His remains have since been
deposited at the Omosebi Hospital,
Gaa-Akanbi in Ilorin.
As a member of the squad which
won Nigeria’s first club continental
laurel to Nigeria in 1976, he played
alongside the likes of Samuel
Ojebode, Philip Boamah and Segun
Odegbami.
Other notables in the squad were
Folorunso Gambari, Idowu
Otubusin, Best Ogedegbe, Muda
Lawal and Nathaniel Adewole.
He also featured for the then Green
Eagles, the senior national football
team.
Otolorin, who was renowned for
his long throw-ins, retired in 2009
as a Senior Sports Coach at the
Kwara State Polytechnic in Ilorin.
Meanwhile, the Kwara chapter of
the Sports Writers Association of
Nigeria (SWAN) has described
Otolorin’s death as shocking.
In a statement jointly signed by its
Chair man, Bunmi Adedoyin, and
Secretary, Jimoh Bashir, Kwara
SWAN said Otolorin was a great
footballer and coach who made
valuable contributions to Nigeria.
“We urge his family to take solace
in the fact that Moses Otolorin lived
a useful and purposeful life,” it
said.
An Information Officer at Kwara
State Polytechnic, Yinus Abdulkadir,
described the death of the late
midfielder as a rude shock to the
entire staff and students of the
institution.
“Otolorin was a hardworking man
who lived a life worthy of
emulation,” he said.
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PostSubject: Re: Ex-Green Eagles star, Otolorin, dies at 65   2014-12-24, 13:28

RIP 2 him
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PostSubject: Re: Ex-Green Eagles star, Otolorin, dies at 65   2014-12-24, 17:06

Amen.
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