Ogunjobi goes home March 15

The family of the late former Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation, Taiwo Ogunjobi, on Tuesday, said the fallen football administrator would be buried on March 15.

Ogunjobi died on February 11 at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, after a brief illness at the age of 65.

A statement issued by the family also expressed gratitude to Nigerians for the love shown to them since Ogunjobi’s demise.

The statement read, “Whilst the family considers it a heavy loss, we have since Monday, February 11, 2019, realised that our Taiwo was not just ours but one that the sporting community and the nation at large loved and respected so much. We are delighted to have shared him with Nigeria, and the world.

“Though pained beyond comprehension, we are consoled by many comforting messages from across the sporting world, and we firmly believe he could only have gone to a better place, where if football is played, he will once again excel as a talented natural leader.

“To this end, we wish to announce to the general public that the final ‘home’ going proceedings would take place between Wednesday 13th and Friday 15th of March, 2019 in Ibadan, Oyo State.”

Ogunjobi served as Secretary General of the then Nigeria Football Association between 2002 and 2005 and was a member of the NFF Executive Committee between 2006 and 2010.

He was twice an NFF presidential candidate but lost on both occasions to the incumbent Amaju Pinnick.

He was captain of Ibadan side Shooting Stars when they reached the final of the then Africa Cup of Champions Clubs in 1984.

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