Taiwo Ogunjobi, ex-Nigerian International, is dead

Taiwo Ogunjobi
Taiwo Ogunjobi

Former Nigerian international defender Taiwo Ogunjobi has died suddenly in Ibadan, south-western Nigeria.

His death, at the age of 65, comes 35 years to the day after he made his debut for Nigeria against Morocco in an Olympic qualifier, which in 1984 was not restricted to under-23 sides.

“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, told BBC Sport.

He 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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