Remo Stars of Ikenne have shifted the venue of their Thursday fixture against Kwara United of Ilorin in Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) from Akure to Osogbo, in honour of late Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi.
Footballlive.ng learnt that officials of the Nigerian top-flight returnees reckoned on the need to take the game to Ogunjobi’s former home base would be their own way of giving him a befitting memorial.
Until his death, Ogunjobi (aka Skippo) was the chairman of Osun State Football Association, with Osogbo Stadium a popular site to find him.
In recognition of the role the former secretary-general of then Nigeria Football Association (NFA0 played in lifting soccer high in the south-west geo-political zone, Remo Stars thought it wise to honour him well.
Consequently, the club owned by CD Feriense of Portugal majority share holder, Kunle Soname, opted to play in Osogbo, rather than Akure, where they have been banished on account of crowd trouble.
A statement from the Ogun State-based club read: “As a sign of last respect to Late Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, our home game against @KwaraUnitedFC earlier scheduled to hold at the Ondo State Sports Complex has been returned to the Oshogbo Township Stadium, the game now holds on Thursday, 14th of February, 2019. #RIPOgunjobi.”