By John Egbokhan
Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha has been elected as the Chairman of the Delta State Football Association. At the elections held yesterday in Asaba, Okocha got 26 out of the 27 votes that were available to become the new Delta FA boss.
“At the elections conducted in Asaba on Friday, and supervised by Member of the NFF Executive Committee, Alhaji Babagana Kalli, Okocha polled 26 out of the 27 votes cast,” the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) stated.
The former Super Eagles captain, replaces Amaju Pinnick, who is now president of the NFF. Okocha had been the vice-chairman of the Delta State FA under Pinnick’s reign. The former Bolton midfielder is also currently the head of the NFF Technical Study Group. Okocha has now become one of the first among ex-internationals to attain the headship of the State FA in the country, a development that former footballers have been campaiging for over the years.