Former Super Eagles Chief Coach, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde, got a surprise birthday gift at the weekend.
Chief Onigbinde, a former FIFA Technical Adviser, CAF Technical Committee Member and two-time head coach of the Senior National Team of Nigeria, is 80 years old today.
At the launching of the Western Nigeria Football Forum, inside the Cocoa House in Ibadan last Friday, the Management of Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission, the body saddled with the revival of football in the South- west produced a fitting birthday cake to celebrate the Modakeke high chief.
NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, his first Vice-President, Seyi Akinwunmi, board member, Otunba Dele-Ajayi and commissioner for sports from all the states innthe region as well as, FA chairmen and other stakeholders, all watched and sang birthday songs for the foremost football tactician.
In his response to the birthday messages, Chief Onigbinde was pleasantly surprised by the honour done to him at the gathering.
“I am pleasantly surprised by this. I thank everyone who made this happen and I pray that Nigerian Football will continue to grow from strength to strength,” said Onigbinde.