His death came barely just 24 hours after the demise of his sister, the popular Yoruba film actress, Orisabunmi, who passed on, on Wednesday aged 61.
The state Chairman of the Basketball association, Dr Joseph Adeyemo, confirmed the death of Coach Onishola on Thursday, in Ilorin.
Onishola, a board member of the association, passed away in Ilorin on Thursday afternoon after a brief illness at the of aged 71.
He was the Technical Director of Kwara Falcons Basketball Club of Ilorin until his death.
He also managed the club on several occasions before becoming the Technical Director and was part of the Kwara Falcons team that secured promotion to the elite division in 2013 and also the Silver winning team at the 2018 edition of the Kwese Premier League.
Onishola was also among the first set to have coached the Falcons Basketball that started in Kwara in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
“We are very sad by this unfortunate incident, in fact we can’t find the right word to describe this moment.
“Coach Onishola was the symbol of Basketball in Kwara, he was one of the most brilliant coaches of the game in Nigeria.
“The entire Basketball family extends its deepest condolences to the family and love ones of the late coach,” Adeyemo said.