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Former Nigeria’s defender and official Taiwo Ogunjobi has died

LAGOS – A former Nigerian international soccer star and defender Taiwo Ogunjobi has died abruptly in Ibadan, south-western Nigeria.

At the age of 65, Ogunjobi death comes 35 years after he made his debut for Nigeria against Morocco in an Olympic qualifier in 1984.

“He was in hospital on Saturday and doctors ordered a bed rest, but he passed away Monday morning in Ibadan,” his personal assistant and Osun United FC spokesman, Tunde Shamsudeen, said on BBC Sport.

After his retirement from active soccer, Ogunjobi served as secretary-general of then Nigeria Football Association between 2002 and 2005 and was member of the NFF Executive Committee between 2006 and 2010.

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Dave Okonjie

Dave Okonjie is a public affairs analyst, researcher and senior issues correspondent.

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