The Kwara State Basketball Association has announced the death of Coach Steve Onishola, who until is death was board member of the Association.
Onishola passed away in Ilorin on Thursday afternoon after a short illness, aged 71.
He was the technical director of Kwara Falcons Basketball Club of Ilorin until his demise.
He also managed the club on several occasions before becoming the Technical Director and was part of the Kwara Falcons’ team that secured promotion to the elite division in 2013 and also the Silver winning team at the 2018 edition of the Kwese Premier League.
Onishola was also among the first set of Falcons Basketball Club that started in Kwara in the 70s & 80s.
“We’re very sad by this unfortunate incident, infact we can’t find the right word to use. Coach Steve 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 family and love ones of the late coach,” Dr Joseph Adeyemo, Chairman of the Kwara State basketball association said in a statement.