AFCON Duties: NFF congratulates Oneya, Ojo-Oba, others

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The Nigeria Football Federation on Thursday congratulated eminent Nigerians who have been appointed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to help deliver a successful 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finals.

Former NFF President, Brigadier-General Dominic Oneya (rtd) is a member of the Organizing Committee of the Africa Cup of Nations and will therefore be in South Africa.

Dr. Bolaji Ojo-Oba, immediate past NFF General Secretary and a CAF Match Commis-sioner and Instructor, will serve as Security Officer during the tournament. Ojo-Oba only returned to Nigeria on Monday from Egypt, where he had gone to command proceedings as Match Commissioner in the CAF Champions League final, first leg match between Cairo giants Al Ahly and Cup holders Esperance of Tunisia.

Member of NFF Technical Committee, Etubom Paul Bassey, has been appointed by CAF as General Coordinator for Group A of the tournament.

The well-travelled foremost journalist, who is also a CAF General Coordinator, was invited to the Draw Ceremony held in Durban last month and subsequently bagged the appointment as the Super Eagles were thrown in a different pool for the group phase.

Bassey, a former member of the CAF Media Committee, will superintend proceedings in Johannesburg and Durban, where host South Africa, Angola, Morocco and Cape Verde will do battle in the group phase of the tournament that will take place between 19th January – 10th February.

Bassey will automatically be in the thick of organization of the opening and closing ceremonies.

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