The Handball Federation of Nigeria, has expressed shock on death of former Nigeria International Handball Player, Olajide Fashikun.
Fashikun, who was also a renowned journalist died on Sunday morning at the Federal Medical Center, Abuja after a brief ailment.
President of the HFN Mr. Samuel Ocheho describes Fashikun as a dedicated and fine gentleman who did everything to help grow the sport of handball and other sports in the country.
He commiserates with the family of the late Fashikun who as a teenager, was the youngest player in Nigeria handball men national team that won the Africa Nations Cup in 1979.
"He is a big loss to the handball family and we will greatly miss his important contribution to the growth of the sport and its resurgence in the country". Ocheho said.
Also the secretary general of HFN, Alhaji Maigidansanma Mohammed regrets that Olajide Fashikun left at a time when the federation is in need of his wealth of experience in the growth of handball.
Fashikun, born in Kaduna on September 14, 1965 was an all round sportsman as he played football, handball, volleyball and basketball professionally winning laurels in an illustrious career. He was also an accomplished athlete.
Fashikun, who also had a successful stint with Egyptian sports club Zamalek, was a former chairman Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Kwara state chapter, a former lecturer at the Kwara State Polytechnic and managing director, Gong News before his demise