Jossy Lad Dies At His Residence

Published: May 09, 2013
Jossy Lad Dies At His ResidenceAfter a fierce battle to save the life of the former Coach of Super Falcons by friends and well-wishers, Joseph Ladipo popularly known as Jossy Lad gave up the ghost at exactly 10:15am on Thursday at his residence located at Kuola area of Apata, Ibadan.

He was moved back home on Friday 3rd May from the Southwest ward 3 of University College Hospital (ICH) where he twice admitted on heart related ailment.

His visibly worried first son Wale Ladipo said the health of his dad that was earlier certified improved before he was discharged by the Chief Medical Director of UCH, Prof Temitope Alonge suffered set back which made the family to resolve on taking him abroad for further and better treatment but was faced with cash constraints.

His body as at the time of filling the report has left his home from the mortuary in an ambulance provided by the Southwest zone one of National Sports Commission while family who are still grieving are yet to come out with burial plan.

Reacting on the death, his close associate Alhaji Banji Akintayo Chairman Ibadan Football Association IFA, who also witnessed his last moment said “he lived a fulfill life, as a footballer, a coach and an administrator, he distinguished himself at his chosen career and left promising children behind so we cannot be thank lord for him”.

Also his teammate Niyi Akande said “I have lost a great teammate, colleague and good friend, I feel so sad and short of words”.

Chairman 3SC Toyin Akintunde who was in Abuja for meeting of NPFL Club managers with League Management Committee said via telephone that Jossy Lad death was shocking, “there virtually nothing we can do when God says the time has come, we tried our best but our dad has gone to rest with the Lord. May God give his family to bear the irreparable lost”.

Akanbi Agiri

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