Nigeria National League side, Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan cancelled their training schedule on Tuesday morning as a mark of honour for Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi.
Concise News reports that Skippo as Ogunjobi is fondly called died on Monday morning at the University College Hospital (UCH), a development that hit the entire nation.
Apparently saddened by the development, Shooting Stars, according to club’s team manager, Dimeji Lawal decided to cancel their Tuesday morning training to pay respect to the fallen hero.
A minute silence was observed while prayers were offered by the players and their coaches as well as other officials present at the Lekan Salami Stadium after the training was called off.
“Shooting Stars are the worse hit by the sudden death of Chief Ogunjobi. He played for the club and administered it.
“Even before his death, he was still attached to the club. We are all devastated by his demise and that is why we have decided to honour him by cancelling our training this morning (Tuesday)”, says Dimeji Lawal.
Meanwhile, a high delegation of the club would this afternoon, pay a condolence visit to the home of the former Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
The delegation according to Kabongo, will be led by the Chairman of 3SC, Alhaji Gbolagade Busari and the General Manager, Rasheed Balogun.
He hinted that the delegation will also include other top officials, staff and players of the Oluyole Warriors.
NPFL Players To Wear Black Armband For Ogunjobi
Meanwhile, the League Management Company (LMC) have disclosed that in honour of the fallen football hero, a minute silence will be observed before kick-off at all NPFL Match Day 9 fixtures on Wednesday while players and coaches are also to wear black armbands as a mark of respect for the dead.