A medical graduate of the University of Ilorin, Dr. Ayodeji Olarinoye, has been appointed Doping Control Officer (DCO) by world soccer governing body, FIFA. According to an online sport journal, SportingLife.ng, with the appointment, Dr. Olarinoye, who was a former team doctor of Nigeria's national U-17 soccer team, becomes the country's first FIFA doping control officer.

A professional member of the American College of Sports Medicine and British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine, the Omupo, Kwara State-born medical doctor, will join the network of FIFA medical officers charged with the responsibility of ensuring safe and healthy participation in football after attending several FIFA anti-doping trainings. He has been involved with doping controls.

Nicknamed NFA (Nigeria Football Association) during his undergraduate years at the University of Ilorin partly due to his love for the game of soccer, the 38-year-old Ayodeji is the son of the retired civil servant and former Head of the International Department of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in the 1990s, Dr. Steve Olarinoye.

Known for his drive and industry, Dr. Olarinoye was honoured in 2015 by the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) for his dedication to duty and special interest in the field of Sports Medicine.

He is currently running a programme in Sports and Exercise Medicine in Cardiff, United Kingdom.