The League Management Company (LMC) has described the death of Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi as a huge loss to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and the larger football family in the country.
In a tribute to the late football administrator, Shehu Dikko, the League Management Company Chairman said he had difficulties coming to terms with the news of Ogunjobi’s passing and described him as someone who has played a big role in the nation’s football as a player and an administrator.
Ogunjobi, a former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Secretary General was reported dead on Monday morning in Ibadan.
He played for the then IICC Shooting Stars of Ibadan, now Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC), captaining the team to the finals of the 1984 Africa Champions League where they lost to Zamalek FC of Egypt.
“Chief Ogunjobi is one of the heroes of League football in Nigeria having captained IICC, a traditional club in our league system that stands today as an institution.
He also later led the club as an administrator to the CAF Champions League finals before rising to the pinnacle of football administration in the country as Secretary General of the NFF.” Dikko said
The LMC Chairman also announced that in honour of the fallen football hero, a minute silence would be observed before kick-off at all NPFL Match Day 9 fixtures on Wednesday while players and Coaches are also to wear black armbands as a mark of respect for the dead.