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By ozinas45 • 15th Mar 2019 • 24 views • 5 comments

Vice President , Nigerian Football Federation Seyi Akinwunmi on Thursday alongside thousands of friends , family members, colleagues and well- wishers paid last respect to the late ex - NFF secretary - general Taiwo Ogunjobi, who passed on last month . Ogunjobi died on February 11 after a brief illness at the University College Hospital , Ibadan. At a well- attended lying- in - state and funeral service held at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan, Oyo State , tributes , eulogies , and tears poured in for Ogunjobi , who until his demise, was the Osun State Football Association chairman . “ This is an avenue to honour him ( Ogunjobi) because he has done so well for football in the south well and Nigeria as a whole , ” Akinwunmi told Completesports. com . In a special tribute in memory of the fallen football administrator , Samson Siasia, who managed the Super Eagles under Ogunjobi’ s reign as NFF scribe , described the former 3 SC captain as “a boss and a legend. ” “ I had to make it here because he was my boss and a legend of Nigerian football , ” Siasia said. Top dignitaries who attended the lying- in - state include former NFF president , Sani Lulu ; Amanze Uchegbulam , Bolaji Ojo- Oba , Gbolagade Busari , Chairman , 3 SC ; Super Eagles Media Officer , Toyin Ibitoye ; Austin Eguavoen , Godwin Okpara , Dele Adeleke amongst others . Also , two novelty matches were played in honour of Ogunjobi .

Source: https://punchng.com/stakeholders-pay-last-respect-to-ogunjobi/


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