The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has written to the Confederation of African Football (Caf) to withdraw forthwith the appointment of its former General Secretary, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, as a match commissioner.
The federation- in a letter dated January 22, 2014- notified Caf that Chief Ogunjobi was serving a 10-year ban imposed on him by the executive board of the NFF.
“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 the weekend of 14,15,16 February 2014 and to inform you that Chief Ogunjobi is currently under suspension for 10 years from all football related activities imposed upon him by the Executive board and Congress of Nigeria Football Federation,” the NFF letter to CAF read inter-alia.
It also wrote that Chief Ogunjobi’s suspension has been ratified by its Annual General Assembly in Warri last year.
It was further learned that the NFF Congress did not ratify Ogunjobi’s suspension but referred the case to its Appeals Committee. It was further gathered that the NFF’s Appeal Committee is yet to hear Ogunjobi’s case.