- Herbert Omokhaye has passed on at the age of 87 due to a brief illness
- He was scribe of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) in the mid 60's
- NFF boss Amaju Pinnick has described Omokhaye as a high integrity
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Herbert Omokhaye, former secretary-general of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has passed on at the age of 87.
His family confirmed that the former administrator died of a brief illness two months before his 88th birthday in December.
Omokhaye who was regarded as a man of “high integrity, equanimity and dignified bearing” by the current NFF President Amaju Pinnick.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported Gernot Rohr who is the coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria has made it clear that he was not surprised with the decision of Arsenal star, Bukayo Saka not to play for Nigeria.
Bukayo Saka was recently called to the England national team ahead of their coming games this month in which the Arsenal forward expressed happiness to the call.
Many Nigerian football fans wanted Bukayo Saka to play for the Super Eagles, but the 19-year-old instead chose the Three Lions.
Legit.ng has also reported Amaju Pinnick who is the president of the Nigerian Football Federation has confirmed FIFA's approval for Hoffenheim defender Kevin Akpoguma to play for the Super Eagles.
The 25-year-old has represented Germany in all youth levels before he decided to play for the Super Eagles who are three-time African champions.
Kevin Akpoguma was born in Germany to a German mother, but the footballer has a Nigerian father which gives him the right to play for the Super Eagles.
Legit.ng also reported that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has denied a report making rounds that some members of the Super Eagles squad tested positive for coronavirus barely hours before their friendly match against Algeria.
Nigerians were stunned on Thursday afternoon when a report purportedly quoting the Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr as confirming the development.
It was gathered that the tactician earlier had an online interaction with selected journalists ahead of the tie slated for Friday evening, October 9. 19.html
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