State of Osun Football Association as described as unfortunate the treatment meted on its chairman, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, by the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation.
The last may not have been heard about the 10-year ban the NFF clamped on the Osun FA boss, as his members faults the magnitude of the ban and pranks from NFF.
The board rose from its meeting and regretted why NFF leadership could descend so low to lied to CAF that the NFF congress has approved the 10-year ban meted on Ogunjobi.
It will be recalled that the NFF congress held at Warri, Delta State last year (November 28, 2013) referred Ogunjobi’s ban to the Appeal Committee and the committee is yet to sit and hear Ogunjobi’s case.
The state FA believes that the sanction is politically motivated and politics should not be mix with sports.
The NFF last week wrote an official letter to CAF stopping Ogunjobi’s CAF match commissioner’s appointment, the NFF letter to CAF reads: “The Nigeria Football Federation wishes to refer you to the appointment of chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, by CAF to commission the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup match between Medema GC (Ghana) and Panthers (Equatorial Guinea) scheduled to hold in Ghana on 14,15,16 February 2014 and to inform you that chief Taiwo Ogunjobi is currently under suspension for 10 years from all football related activities imposed on him by the Executive board and Congress of Nigeria Football Federation.”
Osun FA urged all South-West stakeholders to come together in the fight against the injustice NFF has subjected Ogunjobi too despite the fact that the Ivorian club, ASEC, has come out to clear the air that Ogunjobi is innocent.
The state FA expressed absolute confidence in Ogunjobi’s leadership prowess.
The statement further stated: “It is unfortunate that Chief Ogunjobi, who has contributed immensely to the growth of Nigeria Football, an ex-international, former NFF Secretary General, and former NFF Executive Board member is been treated this way without any cause.”