Steve Onishola’ contribution to the game of Basketball has been recognised with a posthumous Merit award from the Kwara State Basketball Family.
During a ceremonial event held at the Outdoor Court of the Kwara State Stadium on Sunday 17th Jan 2021, Babatunde Onishola, son of Elder Steve who came alongside his wife and children, collected the award on behalf of the family.
Speaking to the Public, Babatunde, said the Support his family received from the basketball family, Kwara State Sport Council & other individuals was massive while praising every one for their kind gesture as he prayed that Basketball in the state will continue to soar higher.
A Statement from the State basketball association said: “Coach Steve did alot in community building, philanthropy and inspiration that extended beyond the basketball court. You could tell how much he meant to people from the reaction to his death and we just felt it was right to honour him and his family this way”.
The Kwara Basketball Veterans supported by other individuals, also celebrated the achievements of one of it’s own, Rasheed Bello, Ex-Lagos Islander, who was given a merit award for his outstanding contribution to the game during his playing days.
Earlier in the day, Vikings overpower Rockstar 53-50 to emerge champions of the memorial championship (1st Prolific Basketball Tournament) held in name of the former Kwara Falcons Technical Director while Team Westside ended up in third place.
Cash Prizes and other individual awards was as well dish out to the top three teams and other outstanding players at the colourful ceremony attended by Director, Kwara state Sport Council, Coach Atanda Alarape, Mallam Tunde Kazeem, Alhaji Abdulfatah Dankazeem amongst others.