By Tunde Oyedele –
Timi Ebikagboro, the broadcast journalist appointed recently as the Media Officer of the U-23 National Team by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, sees the assignment as a golden opportunity to serve Nigeria.
While speaking to eyeonthesports.com on his appointment, Ebikagboro said: “I’m happy to have been given the opportunity to serve my country on a beat I am familiar with.
“Although it’s going to be a tough job, bearing in mind that a lot of attention will be on the Olympic Team knowing that the Super Eagles will not be engaged in any major tournament for greater part of 2015.
“However, working with Coach Samson Siasia will be an experience worth having, as he has shown that he has the capacity to deliver at this level in times past.
Ebikagboro, who has since assumed duties with the U-23 Team in Abuja, attended Nana Primary School in Warri and had his WASC/GCE certificate at Hussey College in Warri, Delta state.
A graduate of Mass Communication at Auchi Polytechnic, Ebikagboro is married with kids. The broadcaster has worked at the Delta State Broadcasting Service, DBS in Warri for the past 15 years, and has covered many international sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup finals in Korea/Japan 2002 and Brazil 2014.
Ebikagboro, a former Media Officer of Nigeria Premier League side, Warri Wolves FC, has also covered the African Cup of Nations, AFCON, held in Egypt 2006, Ghana 2008, South Africa 20013 and the edition co-hosted by Nigeria and Ghana.
He also covered the All Africa Games hosted by Nigeria, tagged COJA 2003, and was among the international journalists who covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup held in Korea, which the Golden Eaglets won under former Coach, Yemi Tella of blessed memory.