Feb 20, 2015 16:37:30
Former Nigeria captain Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha has successfully transitioned from player to administrator as he won election as chairman of the Delta State Football Association on Friday.
Okocha, 41, polled 26 out of 27 votes to win the seat and replace Amaju Pinnick who vacated the role after becoming president of the Nigeria Football Federation September 2014.
The former PSG, Bolton Wanderers and Hull City player becomes one of the few former footballers to enjoy such huge transition from the field into the boardroom in Nigerian football.
The three-time World Cup player is presently head of the NFF Technical Study Group.