3rd December, 2014
Former chairman of Lagos State Sports Council, Agboola Dabiri, has said that the state has lost a rare legend with the death of ex captain of Stationery Stores Football Club, Yomi Peters.
Peters, 74, died last week after a prolong battle with cancer at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Ikeja. Dabiri told P.M.NEWS Sports that he was shock to hear about the death of Peters, who he described as a football legend that Lagos and indeed Nigerian football would miss dearly.
“I sympathise with football family in Lagos State,” said Dabiri, a former chairman of Surulere Local Government in an emotional laden tone. “My sincere condolence also goes to the family and the Lagos State Government. Apart from being a football legend, the late Yomi Peters was a member of the Lagos State Sports Council, which he served meritoriously.
“There is no doubt that the vacuum created with the death of Peters would be hard to fill because this man contributed a lot to the development of football in the state during his lifetime.
“He was a father to all of us in sports in Lagos State and we’ll miss him. My prayer is that Almighty Allah grants him eternal rest,” Dabiri said.