Family members of the late Olubayo Adefemi have unveiled plans for a one year memorial service in honour of their son and the former Super Eagles defender who passed on in an auto crash in Greece.
Mr. Abiodun Adefemi, on behalf of the family, informed that a number of activities have been lined up at the Atan Cemetery on April 18 for the fallen hero.
Adefemi said: “We are going to visit his (Olubayo) grave side on that day, which marks a year that we lost our beloved brother.
“A service of songs will be held in his honour and some of his kits for the national team and the club sides in Europe will be on the display. We would display the boots he scored with against Belgium at the World Youth Championship in Netherlands.
“We are also going to display the boot he wore on his debut for the Super Eagles against Ireland. Don’t forget that he had an assist in one of the goals in that game. So we are inviting all his fans to join us as we honour our brother.”
Late Olubayo moved to Europe in the 2005 season and starred for Israeli club Hapoel Jerusalem.
He was later to team up with other clubs in the Israeli League where he spent three seasons.
His somewhat nomadic career saw him moving to Rapid Bucherest in Romania and then on to Austria with SC Rheindorf Altach in 2009, he did not last a season there as he joined Boulogne in the French Lique 1, and he was off again to the Greece to team up with Skoda Xanthi.
Adefemi was a member of the Samson Siasia led Under 20-squad that played at the final with the Lionel Messi-led Argentina team at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands.
He was also part of Nigeria’s football team to the 2008 Olympic Games and he made his senior national team debut against Ireland on May 29, 2009.