Following the resignation of the embattled Vice Chairman of Lobi Stars Football Club Mr Emmanuel Tama Aondofar on the advice of Deputy Governor of Benue State who also functions as the Chairman of the club Engr Benson Abounu, former international Dominic Iorfa mounts the saddle as Vice Chairman on Monday March 21, 2022.
In an official introductory session of Dominic Iorfa to the team by The Deputy Governor Engr Benson Abounu at the Aper Aku Stadium Makurdi which was attended by football stake holders, Engr Abounu extolled the virtues and professional capacities of Dominic Iorfa. According to the Deputy Governor, the experience of Iorfa and yearnings of the people prompted the decision of Government to effect the change in management of the club.
Lobi Stars have had turbulent times in the NPFL 2021/2022 and are currently struggling below the redline. The Deputy Governor spoke with hope that Iorfa has what it takes to save the club from relegation.
In his acceptance speech Mr Iorfa thanked the government of Benue State for the renewed confidence in him to be able to trust him with the rescue mission, he pledged to use his experience of Nigeria football to place Lobi Stars securely out of relegation. He urge the people of Benue State not to expect more than an escape from relegation as the situation has already gone bad but not irredeemable.
Personalities present include, The Benue State FA Chairman Mrs Margaret Icheen, Director of Sports Mr Philip Nongu, Former Benue State FA Member Mr Ikwe, former Super Eagles Coach and PSA to the Governor on Sports Chief Godwin Uwua, who spoke variously and pledged their support to the new Vice