RAYMOND KING, FORMER ABIOLA BABES AND SHOOTING STARS GOALKEEPER, LAID TO REST

BY WOLE OTAYOMI, ABEOKUTA.

 

The remains of Raymond Idoreyin King a former IICC Shooting Stars of Ibadan and Abiola Babes of Abeokuta goalkeeper have been finally committed to mother earth in Abeokuta, Ogun State where he spent the larger part of his career.

Rev Dr Isaac Adeyemi of the Trinity Faith Mission International Omida Abeokuta admonished the congregation to be steadfast and serve God wholeheartedly as death is inevitable.

The remains of the flamboyant goalkeeper was later committed to the mother earth at Anglican Church Cemetery Kobape where family members perform the dust to dust rites.

In Attendance were the Permanent Secretary of Ogun State Ministry of Youth and Sports Afolabi Fabi, former international footballer, Friday Ekpo, Coach Kadiri Kawawa Ikhana, and the wife of the deceased, Oluseyi Idowu King.

Raymond was a friendly and jovial person whose contributions to the development of the grass root football would not go unnoticed.

He started his career during his secondary school days at Methodist High School Ibadan and later St Finbarrs College Lagos. He was a member of the Flying Eagles that raised the Nigerian flag during the 1983 under 21 World Cup in Mexico – the first FIFA international tournament to be attended by any Nigerian team.