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Ladipo is Nigeria Rugby’s new general manager

By Alex Monye
02 May 2022   |   3:44 am
The Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) has announced the appointment of former national team captain, Azeez Ladipo, as its general manager.

The Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) has announced the appointment of former national team captain, Azeez Ladipo, as its general manager.

According to NRFF, Ladipo will be responsible for Nigeria Rugby’s strategic plan and implementation of policy decisions.

He will also work with the technical department for the development of schools, men’s and women’s game, training and education, increasing participation of teams in the league and contribute to the general high-performance strategy of rugby players across the country.

NRFF described Ladipo as a thoroughbred rugby player, who grew up playing Rugby at U-14 level in Lagos Rugby Club under the tutelage of Sir Martin Crawford, Yinka Marinho and Tunde Akerele, amongst others. He later rose through the ranks and made his national team debut as a teenager during the 2005 Rugby World Cup qualifiers against Cameroun in Lagos and against Senegal in Dakar.

He joined Racing Rugby Club in 2005 and then Cowrie Rugby Club in 2009 before a brief stint with Chicago Blaze Rugby Club in the U.S.