The Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) has mourned the death of it’s former Chairman of ,Brigadier-General Dominic Obukadata Oneya (rtd).
Brigadier Oneya who was the chairman of the defunct Nigeria Football Association(NFA) died aged 73.
According to a press release by NFF Communications Department, General Secretary of the Federation, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, who broke the sad
news, said he was devastated beyond words because he spoke to the
revered former military chieftain on Wednesday – a matter of hours
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“We spoke on Wednesday because I conveyed to him information that the NFF had appointed him as match commissioner for the men’s AITEO Cup final coming up on Sunday in Benin City.
“He told me he would prefer to drive down to Benin from Warri on Sunday morning.
He sounded healthy and full of life. May his soul rest in peace.”
The late football administrator was born on 26th May 1948, and served as military administrator of Kano State between
August 1996 and August 1998, when he was redeployed to Benue State in the same role, serving there until the return of democratic rule in May 1999.