Former Nigerian international, Ramoni Oba, otherwise known as Raymond King, is dead.
The defunct Abiola Babes safest pair of hands died on New Year’s Day at the age of 52 at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.
The former Gateway Football Club of Abeokuta goalkeepers trainer, according to close sources, died after a brief illness.
The late King was receiving treatment at the General Hospital in Ijaye a week ago, but his conditions never improved.
King was a member of the Flying Eagles squad in 1979/80 and he made his name in football playing for the Shooting Stars of Ibadan.
The high point of his career for 3SC was during the team’s 1984 campaign for the then CAF African Cup of Champions where the team finished as runners-up to Zamalek of Egypt.
He also featured for the defunct Abiola Babes of Abeokuta with whom he won the 1987 FA Cup title.
King hailed from Akwa Ibom State.