Taiwo Ogunjobi’s Burial: Adepoju, Austin Popo, Others Pay Last Respect

Taiwo Ogunjobi’s Burial: Adepoju, Austin Popo, Others Pay Last Respect

The remains of the Former Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation, Chief Taiwo Joseph Ogunjobi has been committed to mother earth on Friday, 15th March 2019.

The Presiding Pastor for Taiwo Ogunjobi's burial, Living spring International, Ibadan, Pastor Femi Emmanuel in his sermon, enjoined the congregation to always live an impactful life so that pastor would not start lying on the pulpit about how they spent their life on earth.

SEE ALSO: Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo Launches £1m Orphanage Home In Lagos

There were two major novelty matches with the first one involving Ambassadors and Ex-Super Eagles Players which ended 2-1 in favour of the former where the likes of former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Ike Shorunmu, Former Eagles Midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju, former Super Eagles Coach, Austin Eguavoen, Eagles' Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, popular Comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka, among others were captained to glory by the NFF's 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi.

The second game witnessed a scintillating performance between Lagos Selected and Ex 3sc/Osun United players where Dele Adeleye, Femi Opabunmi, Duke Udi, Sodiq Suraj, Waheed Olapade were captained by Dr Felix Owolabi.

Taiwo Ogunjobi's wife, Mrs Bukola Ogunjobi, the deceased's younger brother, Rotimi, as well as children of the late 3sc General Manager, led by his first son, Deji, were also present while the kick off of the match was done by Chief Ogunjobi's grandson, Timilehin.

Seyi Akinwunmi, held a symposium in honour of Taiwo Ogunjobi's burial with the theme: ‘Celebrating the Life and Times of Ogunjobi.

SEE ALSO: Ubong Friday Rules Out Playing For Super Eagles

Chief Ogunjobi who hailed from Ilesha, State of Osun was born on the 17th August 1953 and died on the 11th February 2019 at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan at age 66.

This article was most recently revised and updated 5 years ago

Oseg has been a writer since 2013. His passion for helping people in all aspects of sports flow through in the expert coverage he provides in writing for GoalBall.