By Emmanuel Udom
Thirty years after the death of Muda Lawal, the great footballer, there are strong indications that mechanics have erected their workshops around the burial site of the footballer.
This is coming the first time Nigeria won the African Cup of Nations.
It could be recalled that the soccer ambassador, who was honoured with the award of Member of the Order of Niger. OON, by the Federal Government of Nigeria, died in 1991.
He was buried at Oja Ale compound in Ijaiye area of Abeokuta South in Ogun State.
In an exclusive interview with www.csomedia.com.ng, Prince Jamiu Ademoye, Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Broadview Global Communications, Lagos, lamented that the deplorable conditions of the burial site of the great footballer that has been taken over by mechanics.
Prince Ademoye further explained that an uncompleted building attached to his grave yard, makes the place look unkempt.
His words: “Even the Muda Lawal Stadium located in Asero, Abeokuta in Ogun State, has remained in a deplorable condition, with the name of the late footballer inscribed on the fence of the stadium is already fading away”.
Prince Ademoye, who is also the Muda Lawal 30 Years Anniversary Concept, recall that Lawal was the Nigeria’s first football ambassador, and the first African player to attain five consecutive African Cup of Nations tournament from 1976 to 1982.
He was also instrumental to the part of the winning team of the African Cup of Nations tournament by the then Green Eagles in 1980.
This commendable feat was adjudged by the then Nigerian President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari as one of the best mid-fielder, the country has ever had.