NFF mourns as former secretary, Taiwo Ogunjobi, dies at 65

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BY DENNIS UGBUDIAN

Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has been thrown into mourning as its former scribe, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi has been declared dead.

The renowned football administrator died at the age of 65.

According to Tunde Samusudeen, public relations officer of Osun United Football Club, who announced his death in Osogbo on Monday, Ogunjobi passed on after failing to recover from an undisclosed illness.

He said Ogunjobi had complained of body pains last week, and went to the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan for a check-up.

“We were together in Ilesa (Osun State) on Thursday for Ijesha Golden Warriors’ 50th anniversary. But on Saturday he called and asked me to represent him at the Osun Sports Writers Association of Nigeria awards night, saying he wasn’t feeling too fine.

“He then went to UCH for a check-up and I learnt he was admitted on bed rest.

“But I was shocked this morning when his driver called to tell me that he had died. He was aged 65 and is survived by a wife and five children, three boys and two girls,” Samusudeen said.

Until his death, Ogunjobi, Born on August 17, 1953, was the chairman of Osun State Football Association. And Tunde Shamsudeen was also his Personal Assistant,

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