December 22, 2015 – Tears As Nigerian Referee Basit Giwa Dies Of Heart Attack During Screening, Fitness Test At Lekan Salami Stadium At Adamasingba Sports Complex In Ibadan
The family of Mr Basit Giwa, a popular Lagos-based Referee is bereaved.
Basit Giwa died in a manner similar to two referees, Olatunde Oyetola from Oyo and Matthew Faloye from Ogun State who died in Abuja during a Cooper fitness test in 2011.
Basit Giwa, a very active sportsman reportedly suffered massive heart attack minutes after he completed the racing part of his fitness test at Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital in an ambulance on Sunday but sadly he died few hours later.
Mr Giwa has been buried in accordance to Islamic rite by his family in Lagos .
May his soul rest in peace.