Former NFF scribe Taiwo Ogunjobi dies

Former Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation Taiwo Ogunjobi has died suddenly at the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria.

The former Nigeria defender served as secretary-general of the Nigeria Football Association (as it was known then) between 2002 and 2005, and was also elected as a member of the NFF Executive Committee between 2006 and 2010.

“He was in hospital on Saturday and the doctors asked him to take a bed rest, but he passed away Monday morning,” his personal assistant and Osun United FC spokesman, Tunde Shamsudeen was quoted as saying on a Nigeria sports journalists’ platform by noon on Monday.

Ogunjobi was twice an NFF presidential candidate and lost on both occasions to the incumbent Amaju Pinnick including the last one held in Katsina last September.

Until his death he was the chairman of Osun State Football Association.

Ogunjobi captained and later administered one of the country’s traditional powerhouse clubs, Shooting Stars of Ibadan.

He was the captain of the Shooting Stars team that reached the final of the then Africa Cup of Champions Clubs (now called the African Champions league) in 1984.