Former Technical Committee Chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Taiwo Ogunjobi has added his voice in support of the 1 GAME: Football without Violence campaign, describing the anti-violence scope as “a noble venture” in football.
The Osun State Football Association Chairman told 1 GAME’s China Acheru that he was delighted to be part of an initiative that aims at changing the face of football for better.
“I have heard of 1 Game and have read about it in the papers. I want to say I believe it is a noble venture and want to add my voice to it.”
“Having served so long in Nigerian football from being a player of IICC Shoting Stars and Green Eagles as well as administering clubs like Shooting Stars, Gabros, Julius Berger and the national team, I want to say I am used to seeing violent conduct and it is not good for our football.” He said
The football administrator further spoke on the need for football fans to unite and create more awareness on the threats violence poses to football.
“It is my sincere belief that Nigerians must come together and educate each other on the dangers of violence in football. Whether we are watching at a stadium or viewing center let us remember that the best football is football without violence and support 1 GAME.”
Ogunjobi has been involved in football for more than three decades, first as a player for IICC Shooting Stars and the Green Eagles in the 1970s and early 1980s and later as a club administrator in the 1990s.
He had once served as Secretary General of the then Nigeria Football Association (NFA) between 2002 and 2004.
He is the third former Green Eagles to announce his support for the 1 GAME campaign after Union Bank coach Henry Nwosu and Heartland Technical Consultant Christian Chukwu