FORMER NIGERIA FA SECRETARY, OMOKHAYE BEGINS HOMEWARD JOURNEY

FORMER NIGERIA FA SECRETARY, OMOKHAYE BEGINS HOMEWARD JOURNEY
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A former General Secretary of the then Nigeria Football Association (NFA) , Albert Omokhaye who passed on last week aged 87 will begin his homeward journey this Thursday,

In a release by the Association of Sports Veterans, Nigeria (ASVN) of which he was an active member, Omokhaye will have a service of songs held from 5 to 6pm this Thursday 15 October for him at his residence  in Lagos.

The venue is house number 11 Adeyinka Osijo Street, off Saint Finbarrs College Road, Akoka Lagos.

The funeral service will hold on Friday 16 October at 10am at the Hoares Memorial Baptist Church Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo Yaba in Lagos.

Omokhaye passed on last Wednesday. He would have been 88 years old next month. He was the scribe of the Nigerian football governing body from 1964 to 1985.

Herbert Omokhaye was the secretary of the NFA from 1964 to 1965 when he was seconded to the association from the just established National Sports Council (NSC), which transformed into National Sports Commission in 1971.

Omokhaye’s football career started when he was a member of the Methodist Boys High School in 1950 from where he joined the Lagos UAC club as a left-sided defender in 1951 before moving to SCOA in 1955.

He featured for the then Nigerian model club, Federal United in the Challenge Cup final of 1958 before retiring in 1961 to begin a career in sports administration.