Strategic partners to the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL), GTI Asset Management and Trust Limited, has expressed shock and sadness over the demise of Sunshine Stars of Akure Assistant Kit Manager, Taiwo Dosunmu following injuries sustained when armed bandits attacked the team along Benin-Ore Expressway on Thursday, December 7, 2023.
The Owena Waves were on their way to honour an NPFL Match Day 13 tie against Bendel Insurance of Benin when the unfortunate incident happened. Sunshine Stars Media Officer, Mike Akintunde confirmed the sad news to GTI Head of Media and Publicity, Andrew Ekejiuba on Christmas Day Eve and revealed that Dosunmu died at the Intensive Care Unit of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital on Friday, December 22, 2023, after series of surgeries by consultants at the facility.
Reacting, Ekejiuba said with a tinge of regret that the death of Dosunmu came at a time when all stakeholders of the elite league were neck-deep in restructuring the NPFL.
“We lost Dosunmu at a time we needed him most when efforts were being put in place by GTI and other stakeholders of Nigerian football to restructure the elite league. Surely he will be greatly missed.
“On behalf of the entire staff and management of GTI Group, we want to send our sincere condolences to the family of Taiwo Dosunmu who died in the line of duty due to injuries sustained when armed bandits attacked.
“His death came to us as a rude shock and we pray that God will grant his soul an eternal rest. We also commensurate with his dependants and pray that God should grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” Ekejiuba stated.
GTI also extended their heartfelt sympathy to the people of Ondo State, Nigeria Premier Football League body and the Nigeria Football Federation over the demise of the late Assistant Kit Manager.