FIFA President Gianni Infantino has joined in the overflow of condolence messages to the family of Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, the former Secretary –General of then NFA and former Board Member who passed away on Monday last week.
In a letter dated February 19, 2019, and addressed to President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, Infantino wrote: “I would like to express my sincerest and heartfelt condolences on the passing of former Nigeria international player and administrator, Taiwo Ogunjobi. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel for this loss.
“Taiwo had a fulfilling and enriching career in football. As a player, he will be remembered notably as the captain of the Shooting Stars SC team that reached the final of the Africa Cup of Champion Clubs in 1984. After his retirement, he served as Secretary-General of the Nigeria Football Federation between 2002 and 2005, and was member of the NFF Executive Committee between 2006 and 2010.
Similarly, two –time Super Eagles coach and a former FIFA Advisor on Technical Matters, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde and former NFF General Secretary, Barrister Musa Amadu have both expressed their condolences on the passing of the Chairman of Osun State Football Association.
Onigbinde said the demise of the respected administrator was a big shock. “Indeed, words are inadequate to express the sorrow and grief that I feel. He was my player in the National Team and he later excelled himself in administration. I pray that God will grant his soul eternal rest and also comfort the family and friends that he has left behind.”
Amadu said: “The news of Chief Ogunjobi’s death came like a thunderbolt. I found it difficult to believe. But what can we do? I pray that God will receive his soul and also grant those he has left behind, including the Nigerian Football family, the fortitude to bear the big loss.”