8th-day Fidau for Sofoluwe; Akanni speaks on funds for ex-athletes

Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the 8th-day Fidau prayer, an Islamic rite, for late Yisa Sofoluwe, who died in Lagos, Tuesday, last week.

The prayer, which begins at 2p.m., holds at Rowe Park Sports Centre, Yaba, Lagos.

According to Waidi Akanni, former Chairman of the Lagos State Football Association and a close friend of the deceased, though it is a purely religious affair, it would also witness the attendance of non-Muslims like friends, former footballers, sports administrators, ministry officials among others who may not be necessarily Muslim faithful.

Significantly, Akanni also said they— friends and ex-internationals, would avail themselves of the opportunity provided by the Fidau prayer to sell the idea of initiating an endowment fund for ex-athletes; not just for ex-footballers.

Akanni said: “What we see is more than what the NFF alone can handle.
We are talking about N5 billion endowment fund for ex-athletes.

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