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Taiwo Ogunjobi

Taiwo Ogunjobi (17 August 1953 – 11 February 2019)[1] was a Nigerian football player and administrator.

Taiwo Ogunjobi
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-08-17)17 August 1953
Date of death 11 February 2019(2019-02-11) (aged 65)
Place of death Ibadan, Nigeria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Shooting Stars
National team
Nigeria
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Ogunjobi played for Shooting Stars (whom he also captained) and the Nigerian national team.[2]

Administration careerEdit

He served as secretary-general of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF; known as the Nigeria Football Association until 2008) between 2002 and 2005, and also served on the NFF Executive Committee between 2006 and 2010.[2][3] In September 2018 he lost his challenge to become NFF President.[4] He served as chairman of the Osun State Football Association at the time of his death in February 2019.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Former NFF scribe, Taiwo Ogunjobi dies at 65". The Punch. 11 February 2019. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b Oluwashina Okeleji (11 February 2019). "Taiwo Ogunjobi: Former Nigeria defender and official dies". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  3. ^ Farouk Mohammed (11 February 2019). "Taiwo Ogunjobi, former NFF Secretary General, dies". Okay Nigeria. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  4. ^ Femi Badmus (20 September 2018). "Amaju Pinnick re-elected as NFF president for second term". Goal.com. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  5. ^ Tolu Olasoji (11 February 2019). "Ex-NFF general secretary Taiwo Ogunjobi passes away". Goal.com. Retrieved 12 February 2019.