Two former Super Eagles stars, Edema Fuludu and Victor Ikpeba have been elected chairman and vice-chairman, respectively, of Delta State Football Association (DSFA) following their victory at the polls conducted on Thursday in Warri.
Fuludu defeated his opponent in the chairmanship election with 20 votes to 4. Ikpeba won the vice-chairmanship election with 23 votes to 0 as his opponent refused to vote.
The DSFA now has a substantive chairman in Edema Fuludu who hitherto served as acting chairman following the resignation of former Super Eagles teammate and captain, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, midway into the office he was elected into in 2015. Fuludu was vice-chairman during Okocha’s reign while Ikpeba was a board member.
Fuludu and Ikpeba, with their toga of ex-Nigeria internationals and huge practical experience, are now expected to transform football in Delta State for bigger achievements.
Fuludu was a member of the Super Eagles squad that won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia. He was also a member of Flying Eagles squad that qualified for the 1987 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Chile, but opted out of the World Cup party in order to write his degree exams at Uniben.
The University of Benin Business Administration graduate played for Union Bank FC, New Nigeria Bank (NNB) FC, and BCC Lions of Gboko with whom he won the Cup Winners Cup (Mandela Cup).
Victor Ikpeba also assumes his new role in his state’s FA with an intimidating CV: African Footballer of the Year (1997), Olympic football gold medal (1996), AFCON Winner (1994),
Ikpeba also played for ACB Lagos, Borussia Dortmund (Germany), Real Betis (Spain), Al Ittihad (Libya), Charleroi (Belgium) and Al Sadd SC (Qatar). He is also an renowned football pundit on tv.