Gunmen attack: Shot Sunshine Stars official dies


By: Abiodun Adewale.

The assistant kit manager of Sunshine Stars, Taiwo Dosunmu, who was shot during the gunmen attack on the team recently is dead.

The club confirmed Dosunmu died on Friday December 22 at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital where he has been receiving treatment since the incident.

“With lot of pains in our hearts, we announce the untimely transition to eternity of our dear brother and assistant kit manager, Taiwo Dosunmu, who died in line of duty by the bullets of armed bandit along Benin-Ore expressway on Thursday, December 7, 2023,” the club said in a statement.

“Taiwo died at the intensive care unit of University of Benin Teaching Hospital on Friday, December 22, 2023 after a series of surgeries by consultants at the facility.

“Taiwo Dosunmu was a very hard working individual who took his job with all sense of seriousness.

His selflessness at the moment of the attack saved the lives of players and other members of Sunshine Stars management.

“He will be sorely missed.”

Sunshine Stars were attacked along the Benin-Ore expressway on December 7 on their way to honour a Nigeria Premier Football League match against Bendel Insurance in Benin.

According to the club burial arrangements for the deceased will be announced by the family.