Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick has joined in morning the death of the body’s former secretary-general, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, which sad event took place early Monday.
Footballlive.ng learnt that Pinnick was in shock on hearing the sad news and expressed dismay at the passing of the one fondly called ‘Skippo,’ who was also a former NFF board member and chairman of the soccer governing body’s technical committee.
In reaction to reports that the 65-year-old ex-international defender and administrator passed on after a brief illness, Pinnick said he was lost for words.
Pinnick added: “I cannot find the words as much as I try. A very big tree has fallen in Nigerian Football and we are all devastated. If the NFF had a flag of its own, it would fly at half mast for several weeks.
“Chief Ogunjobi was one of the strongest pillars of association football in Nigeria and the entire Nigerian Football fraternity will miss him badly.
“The Members of the NFF Executive Committee, Management and Staff of the NFF, Members of the Congress, eminent football stakeholders and other workers in football in these shores are in shock.”