2 Oyo referees die within 24 hours


Two members of the Nigeria Referees Association (NRA) in Oyo State, Rafiu Opeyemi and Ibikunle Abiodun, were reported dead over the weekend.

The deaths of the two referees occurred within 24 hours.

Abiodun, who was until his death a member of the NRA in Akinyele Local Government Area, died on Friday following an illness. Opeyemi, a member of NRA in Ona Ara Local Government Area, died on Saturday in a motor accident in Osu, Osun State, while returning from Abuja, where he had participated in a national fitness test.

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