He was 73.
Oneya’s demise was disclosed by Abubakar Aminu Ibrahim, SSA to the Kano State Governor on Social Media on Thursday.
General Secretary of the Federation, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, who as head of administration is the editor-in-chief of the publication, said the all-colour magazine will document for posterity the activities, events and programmes of the NFF, capturing and freezing in time texts and photos on major footballing issues and actions for generations to come. “It will be distributed to several interests, concerns and institutions within and outside the football family, within Nigeria and internationally.
The Insurance players and officials were allegedly attacked by fans and officials of Remo Stars Football Club of Sagamu during a 2020/2021 Nigeria National League match in Ikenne.
Ejo, who has led the Supersand Eagles to several FIFA World Cup and Beach Soccer AFCON campaigns, lost the battle against diabetes on Saturday evening.
The match, which kicks off at 7.30pm LA time will be the sixth confrontation between the senior teams of both countries, four of which have ended in draws. The only win in the series has gone to Mexico, when they trumped a US Gold Cup encounter in Dallas (State of Texas) 2-1 on 24th June 1995. Jonathan Akpoborie scored Nigeria’s only goal.
The NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, praised the towering goaltender for his glorious service to fatherland in the round leather game, delivering his best anytime he turned out for both the Senior Men Team (then known as Green Eagles) and Rangers International FC of Enugu.
The People’s Elephant were at risk of missing the Group A fixture in Libya as a result of flight and visa complications in the requirements for entry into Libya.
At a brief meeting of the NFF Management with Waldrum at the Sunday Dankaro House headquarters of the Federation on Monday morning, NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi said the Amaju Melvin Pinnick-led administration is resolute in harnessing available human, material and non-physical resources and assets to uplift the nine-time African champions to eventual world beaters.
The global body on Twitter recalled he helped Nigeria win silver at the Under 20 World Cup and the Olympics, where they were edged by Lionel Messi and Argentina in both finals.
Finidi, who played a total of 62 games and scored six goals for the national team between 1991 and 2002, was celebrated by the Nigeria Football Federation.
“Update: @NGSuperEagles forward, @alexiwobi has tested negative after further COVID-19 tests were conducted,” the NFF wrote Tuesday morning on their Twitter page.
The 76-year-old was said to have died at Sacred Hearts Catholic Hospital in Abeokuta, Ogun State during after a brief illness.
This followed elections held at the CAF Ordinary and Elective General Assembly in Rabat, Morocco on Friday.
In a statement released in Lagos and signed by the organisers of the Nigeria Pitch Awards, Philips described the election of the NFF president as historic and momentous.
NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi said the report was sheer falsehood as such was never even discussed either on the floor of the Congress or at any meeting of the CAF leadership.
Six players were put on stand-by for the ties.
According to the Minister; the late NFA boss was a great administrator and a fine gentlemen.
Family sources said the flamboyant trainer of trainers and respected nurturer of talents complained of body pain and was treated for malaria, only to be found dead in his bed at dawn on Thursday.
The Nigeria Football Federation’s spokesperson, Ademola Olajire, confirmed Erico’s death on Thursday.