FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, has condoled with families and friends of late Former Secretary-General of Nigeria Football Federation Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, who passed away after a brief illness last Monday February 11.
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Spokesman, Ademola Olajire, disclosed in a statement that FIFA sent a letter dated Feb. 19, 2019, and addressed to NFF President, Mr Amaju Pinnick.
“I would like to express my sincerest and heartfelt condolences on the passing of former Nigeria international player and administrator, Taiwo Ogunjobi.
“Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel for this loss.
“Taiwo had a fulfilling and enriching career in football.
“As a player, he will be remembered notably as the captain of the Shooting Stars FC team that reached the final of the Africa Cup of Champion Clubs in 1984.
“After his retirement, he served as Secretary-General of the NFF between 2002 and 2005, and was member of the NFF Executive Committee between 2006 and 2010.
“He also officiated as Match Commissioner for two 2010 World Cup Qualification Matches and was a Member of the NFF delegation participating in different FIFA competitions between 2002 and 2010.
“His legacy and achievement – on and off the pitch – will not be forgotten, and he will be truly missed.
“On behalf of the international football community, I wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the NFF and to Taiwo’s family, friends and loved ones.
“Our thoughts are with all of you. We hope that these memories and our words of support may help bring some peace and solace at this difficult time,’’’ the letter read in part.
The late Ogunjobi will be laid to rest on March 15th according to a press release issued by the family.