Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha, has emerged the new Delta State Football Association Chairman, having won Friday’s polls.
Okocha, 41, polled 26 out of 27 votes to win the seat and replace Amaju Pinnick who vacated the role after becoming president of the Nigeria Football Federation September 2014.
The former PSG, Bolton Wanderers and Hull City player becomes one of the few former footballers to enjoy such huge transition from the field into the boardroom in Nigerian football.
Okocha, who had served as vice chairman before the elevation, replaces Amaju Pinnick, who announced his intention to relinquish the post on the day he was elected President of Nigeria Football Federation, September 30, 2014.
The three-time World Cup player is presently head of the NFF Technical Study Group.