Flying Eagles to wear black armbands as Nigeria, Mali clash in semi-final

Flying Eagles to wear black armbands as Nigeria, Mali clash in semi-final

 

CAF, has approved a request by the Nigeria Football Federation for the Flying Eagles to wear black armbands in their semi-final clash with Mali in the Africa U20 Cup of Nations in Niger Republic, in honour of departed former NFF Secretary-General and Member of Board, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi.

Chief Ogunjobi, also the Chairman of Osun State Football Association, passed away on Monday morning at the University College Hospital, Ibadan after a brief illness.

He was also a former Nigeria international.

“We have received the go-ahead from CAF that the Flying Eagles can use the black armbands.

“It is the least honour that we can accord such an accomplished man who was a football person through and through,” Bola Oyeyode, NFF’s Director of Competitions, He told thenff.com

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