Members of the Kwara state basketball family have mapped out plans to honor late basketball icon, late Coach Steve Onishola, who died on the 7th, January 2021.
The basketball family, including Basketball Veterans Club and other individuals are dedicating a basketball tournament, powered by Basketball Hounds Academy and being played under the auspices of the State Basketball Association to the late coach.
Tagged “1st Prolific Basketball Tournament”, the competition will begin on Monday, with eight (8) competing teams, Unilorin Warriors, Basketball Hounds Academy, Team Kwara Hotel, Vikings, Mini Braves, Rockstar, Westside and Offa Hoopers, in the championship expected to round up on Sunday.
The association, in a message made available by Bello Azeez, confirmed a posthumous award in honour of the former Technical Director of Kwara Falcons has also been earmarked for the closing ceremony of the championship.
It added that the wake keep for the late coach will now be held at the Outdoor Basketball Court of the state stadium on the 14th January, while the burial will take place in Isin Local Government Area on the following day, with plans to wear decorated T-shirts with an emblem to remember the late veteran.
A yearly championship is also in the pipeline in memory of the impact the former Falcons handler had on basketball and those around him.