The Nigerian Football family was again thrown
into mourning on Wednesday after news spread of the death of one –time image –maker of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Austin Mgbolu.
Mgbolu, who served as public relations officer of the then NFA between 1993 and 2001, was a highly conscientious, energetic and dedicated professional and left giant marks for
predecessors to follow.
Reports said Mgbolu had a major surgery last month and appeared to have regained good
health, before complications early led to his being rushed to
the hospital yesterday where he died.
Nicknamed ‘Booster’ for his magnanimity and encouragement of younger professionals,
Mgbolu served with the administrations of Sampson Emeka Omeruah (of blessed memory),
Abdulmumuni Aminu and Anthony Kojo Williams,
and briefly with the board of Brigadier –General Dominic Oneya (rtd) who came into office when Williams was impeached in 2000.