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The remains of the late Taiwo Ogunjobi, former footballer and administrator will be committed to mother earth on March 15.

According to a media release by his personal assistant, Tunde Shamsudeen, the family of the late football administrator also expressed thanks to all that have directly or indirectly offered heart-felt condolences, support and well wishes during the trying period.

Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi

“Whilst the family considers it a heavy loss to the family, we have since Monday February 11, 2019 realised that our ‘Taiwo’ was not just ours but one that the sporting community and the nation at large loved and respected so much. We are delighted to have shared him with Nigeria, even the world” the statement read.  

Continuing, the family remarked: “Though pained beyond comprehension, we are consoled by the many comforting messages from across the sporting world and firmly believe he could only have gone to a better place, where if football is played he will once again excel as a talented natural leader.

“To this end, we wish to announce to the General public that the final ‘home’ going proceedings would take place between Wednesday 13th and Friday 15th of March, 2019 in Ibadan, Oyo State. 

“Full details of events would be published at a later date.


Once again, we thank you all for your immense and immeasurable support and prayers. God bless.”

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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