A former team doctor attached to the male Nigerian U-17 football team, Ayodeji Olarinoye, has been appointed by FIFA, the world football governing body, as a Doping Control Officer (DCO).
Dr Ayodeji Olarinoye, who’s a graduate of the University of Ilorin, by this appointment has now become the country’s first FIFA doping control officer, the University of Ilorin bulletin stated on Tuesday.
According to the University publication, Dr Olarinoye is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine.
The publication went further to say that the doctor would join FIFA anti-doping team, responsible for ensuring safe and healthy participation in football after attending several anti-doping training.
“The 38-year-old Ayodeji is the son of a retired civil servant and former Head of the International Department of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in the 1990s, Dr Steve Olarinoye”.
“ Dr Olarinoye is currently running a programme in Sports and Exercise Medicine in Cardiff, United Kingdom. He is an indigine of Omupo in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara.