By Godwin Aikigbe
Ex-Nigeria midfielder, Femi Ajilore has been elected Board member of the Federal Capital Territory Football Association, Sportivationng.com reports.
The 38-year-old thus joined the list of ex-internationals who have occupied the position across the federation. These include Austin Okocha, Waidi Akanni, Chikelue Ileonyusi, who held the reins in Delta State, Lagos State and Anambra State respectively.
Congratulatory messages are pouring in for Ajilore, with President of UK-bosed Pathway Sports David Doherty saluting his decision to get involved in football administration to make the difference.
“Like I always say, if we want to see that change we desired and crave for, then those of us that had something to offer should get involved in the affairs and day to day running of the game be at state and national level,” stated Doherty, who contested the position of president at the NFF election in Benin-City in December.
He continued, “We cannot stay on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and rant, but should get involved in administration, coaching, refereeing, league association in men and women categories, football development, team doctor, legal and governance etc”.
A sleek midfielder in his day, Ajilore began his professional career in 2002 with FC Ebedei, where he played for two years before joining FC Midtjylland.
He went on to play for Groningen, Brøndby IF and Middelfart G&BK, where he called time on his playing career in 2016.
Ajilore was a member of the Nigeria team that won silver at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. He was capped six times by Nigeria at senior level from 2008–2011, with no goal to his name.
Since he retired from the game Ajilore has been heavily involved in grassroots football, running a football academy in Abuja.