Oyuki Jackson-Obaseki, ‘honored’ football icon, dies at 75

August 19, 2019
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Chief Oyuki Jackson-Obaseki, the first Chairman of the Nigeria Professional Football League and former Vice Chairman of Nigeria Football Federation has died, her family confirmed to nationaldailyng.com.

He was 75.

On the 12th of December, 2013, the Oba of Benin, Oba Erediauwa honoured the late Chief Oyuki Obaseki (The Ohe of Benin Kingdom) for his lofty contributions to sports development in Edo state, Nigeria, Africa and the World at large.

“We thank God for the life he lived. He lived up to 75 years. Old age is a privilege. We thank God for the privilege. It has pleased God to take him. He had a sense of humour. He left on his terms. He was down for some time but he never allowed his sickness to dictate his circumstances. He was always on point. He was a happy man. In football, he showed his dynamism, sagacity and passion for the game” said his eldest son (Junior).

He died on Sunday after a protracted illness at the age of 75. At his residence, family members were seen discussing his demise as several persons signed the condolence register open in his Benin residence.

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