The coach of Kwara Falcons Basketball Club of Ilorin, Steve Onishola, is dead.
Kwara Basketball Association chairman, Joseph Adeyemo, confirmed the death to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Onishola died on Thursday, hours after his younger sister, Folake Aremu aka Orisabunmi passed away.
Onishola, 71, gave up the ghost after an illness.
He was a member of the Silver-winning team at the 2018 edition of the Kwese Premier League.
The deceased was a board member of the Kwara Basketball Association.
Adeyemo expressed sadness about his demise.
“We can’t find the right word to describe this moment. Coach Onishola was the symbol of basketball in Kwara, he was one of the most brilliant coaches of the game in Nigeria.
“The entire basketball family extends its deepest condolences to the deceased’s family and loved ones,” he said.