Remo Stars of Ikenne moved the venue of Thursday’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clash with Kwara United of Ilorin from Akure to Osogbo, in honour of late Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi.
Until his death this past Monday, Ogunjobi (aka Skippo) was the chairman of Osun State Football Association, with Osogbo Stadium a popular site to find him.
Correlatively, officials of the top-flight returnees reckoned playing their week nine home magtch at same venue would be a befitting memorial for a strong motivator of south-west football.
In recognition of the role the former secretary-general of then Nigeria Football Association (NFA) played in lifting soccer high in the south-west geo-political zone, Remo Stars thought it wise to honour him well.
Consequently, the club owned by CD Feriense of Portugal majority share holder, Kunle Soname, opted to play in Osogbo, rather than Akure, where they have been banished on account of crowd trouble.
A statement from the Ogun State-based club read: “As a sign of last respect to Late Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, our home game against @KwaraUnitedFC earlier scheduled to hold at the Ondo State Sports Complex has been returned to the Oshogbo Township Stadium, the game now holds on Thursday, 14th of February, 2019. #RIPOgunjobi.”