Dalung to officiate in late Jide Fashikun novelty match




Former Minister of Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung will on Monday officiate a novelty match to commemorate one year remembrance of the passing away of veteran and investigative Journalist, Olajide Fashikun.

The match is being put together by friends and colleagues of the late Journalist will see both Friends of Jide squaring up against some selected Journalists.

The novelty match is expected to kick off by 4pm at the Area 3 playing pitch on Monday.

The statement also added that the former Sports Minister Barrister Solomon Dalung will be the centre referee.

 Jide Fashikun was a former chairman of the Kwara State Chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria; Fashikun was also the Sports Editor of the Herald newspaper, Managing Editor of Gong News, a senior Sports Correspondent at ThisDay newspapers and a former lecturer at Kwara Polytechnic.

Fashikun died on 27 January, 2019 in Abuja after a brief illness.

Until his death, he was the Director General of National Sports Development Fund Incorporated (NSDFI.A) body whose main objective is to groom and support young athletes to achieve their potential.

He was aged 54.

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