Former Nigeria international, Tajudeen Disu has been appointed Chairman, Lagos State Teqball Association
In the letter of appointment issued by
Nigeria Teqball Federation (NIGTEQ), Disu, who also doubles as the Chairman of Lagos State Chapter of Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN) and Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria ( YSFON), will oversee the establishment and development of Teqball in Lagos State.
The letter signed by the General Secretary, Nigeria Teqball Federation, Ndudi E. Edebe gives Disu the liberty to choose his lieutenants to pilot the affairs of the Association in Lagos State.
Reacting to his appointment, Disu said he was equal to the task of making Lagos State one of the best places for Teqball to thrive, given his wealth of experience and human resources the State is blessed with.
Teqball is a ball sport that is played on a curved table, combining elements of football and table tennis.
A number of world-class footballers have been attracted by the game, and after being added to the programmes for the 2021 Asian Beach Games and the 2023 European Games, the sport is now aiming for Olympic inclusion.
Disu, 55, is one of several products of grassroots football in the 70s who went on to represent Nigeria at the highest level.
He played for some notable clubs in the domestic scene, including Abiola Babes, whose proprietor, MKO Abiola gave him a full scholarship to Alabama State University in the USA, where he bagged a degree in Agric, bringing honours to the institution on the pitch.
Disu, who is currently holidaying with his family in the USA, later served as Team Manager at NNL side, Gateway United of Abeokuta, guiding the club to the elite division in a short while.
He is currently serving as Commissioner for Agriculture at Surulere Local Government Area of Lagos State.