BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI – The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced new spokespersons for both the male and female national teams, the Super Eagles and Super Falcons.
The duo are Babafemi Raji and Mrs Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu. Raji is taking over from Toyin Ibitoye, as the new Media Officer of the Super Eagles while Tobe-Chukwu replaced Miss Jane Onyinye Nweze.
Ibitoye has been the Super Eagles image maker in the last five-and-half years.
Raji, who is the current the Group Manager, Programmes and Contents in Brila Media Group, started sports journalism as a freelancer with NTA Ile-Ife between 2003 –2006 while studying at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife.
On graduation with Bachelor of Arts in English, he joined Radio Brila, Nigeria’s first all-sport radio station in 2008.
A member of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Media Committee set up by the tournament sponsors, Raji is a certified management consultant and a fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC).
On her part, Mrs Tobe-Chukwu, popularly called ‘TobexSports’, is an astute women football advocate and a writer with passion for domestic women’s league.
The second best graduating student in Mass Communication at the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, she holds a master’s degree in the same discipline from the Lagos State University.
A former footballer herself, Oluchi, in her playing days, featured for clubs like Hamza Queens, Flamming Flamingos and Ibom Angels before leaving for further studies.
According to NFF’s Director of Media and Communications, Ademola Olajire, the outgone Media Officers, Ibitoye and Nweze are highly appreciated for their excellent services while serving with the Super Eagles and Super Falcons.
He said the Federation wishes them good fortune in all their future endeavours. – With agency reports