The president of Nigeria Weight Lifting Federation (NWLF), Yahya Muhammad a.k.a big man has passed on.
The sports administrator, who passed away on Saturday in Kano, is reported to have succumbed to death after suffering from a protracted illness.
Also, the death of an executive member of Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN), Abubakar Ahmad Muhammad has been announced. He passed away last Friday in Kaduna Judicial sketch gathered.
The two have been interred according to Islamic rites.
In a condolence message issued by the president, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Honor Sirawoo described the death of the duo as tragic. The group commiserates with the sports fraternity over demise of both men.
A statement signed by the vice president, SWAN North West zone, Rilwanu Idris Malikawa said the sports community is saddened by the incidences and he prayed Allah to grant the families, friends and the entire sports community the fortitude to endure the loss.