Lagos - The Nigeria Football Federation has expressed shock
and sorrow at the death on Friday of a former member of then NFA Board, Dr.
Thomas Adeleke Olaiya.
Olaiya, a former president of the Nigeria School Sports
Federation, was a member of then NFA Board under the leadership of Brigadier
–General Dominic Oneya (rtd), as a representative of inter –collegiate sports.
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“We are very sad to hear about the death of Olaiya,
moreso when it was only recently that he buried his dear wife. The NFF and the
Nigeria football family feel the pain and grief of the children and close
family members at this time,” said NFF General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi.
Olaiya died at the
Wesley Guild Teaching Hospital, Ilesa on Friday, less than two weeks after the
burial of his wife, Adeola.
A former NFF Board member, Taiwo Odebunmi, said the burial arrangements for the late Olaiya would soon be
announced by the family. For
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