Dr Ayodeji Olarinoye, a former medical doctor in the Nigerian U-17 football team, has been appointed Doping Control Officer ( DCO ) by the world soccer governing body, FIFA.

Olarinoye, who graduated from the University of Ilorin, is now the country’s first FIFA doping control officer, the university’s weekly bulletin said on Tuesday.

According to the publication, Olarinoye is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine.

The publication said the medical doctor would join the network of FIFA medical officers, responsible for ensuring safe and healthy participation in football after attending several anti-doping training.