Raymond King, a former Flying Eagles goalkeeper, is dead. According to report, he died on Monday after suffering a partial stroke which lasted for some days.
The deceased who died at at the age of 52, held the position of a goalkeeper trainer for Gateway FC of Ogun State befoe his death, but his appointment was terminated alongside other technical crew members of the club, following poor performances. He has since remained jobless over eight years after the sack.
Raymond King was a goalkeeper for the Flying Eagles between 1979 and 1980.
The deceased made his mark with Shooting Stars Football Club of Ibadan, particular being in goal for the club during the then CAF African Cup Championship, in 1984, where Shooting Stars were runners-up to Zamalek of Egypt.
He moved from the Ibadan club to Abiola Babes FC and won 1987 FA Cup with Abiola babes. He has since lived in Abeokuta.
We sympathise with his family and prays to God to be with his family and give them fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.