FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter has expressed his regret at the passing of Nigerian referee Adigun Ojo-Oba.

The 34-year-old, younger brother to Nigerian Football Federation General Secretary, Bolaji Ojo-Oba, died in a car accident in Delta State last Wednesday.

He was on his way to officiate a game between Senegal and Guinea in the West African U-20 Football Union Cup.

"On behalf of FIFA and the worldwide family of football, I wish to extend our condolences to you, the Nigerian football community, and, most importantly, to Adigun Ojo-Oba, family, friends and loved ones," said Blatter.

"Please let them know that today, the football community stands by their side. We hope that in some way, our words of support may help bring a little bit of peace and solace in this time of sadness."