Nigerian footballer Taye Taiwo loses father

Former Nigerian international Taye Taiwo has announced the death of his father, Pa Salisu Taiwo.

Taye Taiwo made this announcement on his social media page as he shared a picture of his father with some crying and heartbreak emoji.

Taiwo who is a defender at Finland’s RoPS Rovaniemi captioned the picture, “RIP in peace my father.” See post below: The former defender is one of Pa Taiwo’s five children; four men, Waheed, Jelili, and Azeez and a woman Opeyemi.

The Taiwos are now without any parent as their mother died several years ago. Pa Taiwo and his late wife had his children at Isheri-Olofin, a poor, densely populated outpost in the sprawling city of Lagos where the former AC Milan defender also grew up.

Taiwo was born a twin but his brother, Kehinde, died when they were about two and a half years old. It was Isheri-Olofin that Tiawo started playing football.

After spending most of his life working as an electric welder, Pa Taiwo had the opportunity of seeing his son become a successful footballer