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FEDERATION CUP: Fashola to honour Folorunsho, Okonkwo

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The Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola will post-humorously, honour two of Nigeria’s most adorable broadcast journalists of their generation, late Ishola Folorunsho and Ernest Okonkwo at the grand finale of the Federation Cup.

The Nigeria Football Federation’s Media Officer, Ademola Olajire revealed this on Thursday in Abuja.

Okonkwo, a creative mind who had a unique style of commentating, giving appropriate qualifying adjectives to each of every persona, be they player, administrator or referee, was a collosus in the broadcast industry when he ran commentaries on the radio for Radio Nigeria in his days.

He coined nicknames such as ‘Man Mountain’ (Emmanuel Okala), ‘Blockbuster’ (Aloysius Atuegbu), ‘Mathematical’ (Segun Odegbami), ‘Harmattan’ (Uwem Ekarika), ‘Chairman’ (Christian Chukwu), ‘Justice’ (Adokiye Amiesimaka), ‘Slow Poison’ (Idowu Otubusin) and so on.

Ishola Folorunsho, nicknamed ‘Mr. It’s A Goal’, was another versatile and colourful commentator who also worked for Radio Nigeria.

Governor Fashola, according to Olajire will also name the Media Gallery at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere after the two illustrious persons.

He said family members of the two late commentators will be invited to the grand finale to receive honours on their behalf.

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