A former Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation (then Nigeria Football Association), Herbert Omokhaye is dead.

He died on Wednesday morning at the age of 87, two months to his 88th birthday.

Omokhaye, who served the nation’s football –governing body between 1964 and 1965, was described as a man of “high integrity, equanimity and dignified bearing” by the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick.

Family sources confirmed that Omokhaye, who graced the 2014 Annual General Assembly of the Nigeria Football Federation held in Lagos, died after a brief illness.

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