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NFF endorses Pinnick’s candidature for CAF executive committee seat


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Amaju Pinnick

The General Assembly of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has endorsed its president, Amaju Pinnick’s quest to join the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) at the next polls scheduled for the body’s congress in March in Addis Ababa.

Rising from its annual general assembly in Lagos yesterday, the NFF also passed a vote of confidence on the NFF executive committee, just as it aligned itself with the FIFA integrity initiative by adopting the ‘National Integrity Initiative Strategy, as proposed by the NFF Integrity Unit.’

A communiqué issued at the end of the assembly states that the NFF “endorsed the candidature of NFF President, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick for election into the CAF Executive Committee at the CAF Congress in Addis Ababa in March 2017. Congress called on all Nigerians to give him total support as it is not an NFF venture, but a Nigerian Project.”

It commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Government for assisting it to “pay players and officials of the senior women national team, Super Falcons their entitlements for winning the 10th Women Africa Cup of Nations Finals in Cameroun.”

The general assembly also announced that it has endorsed the new boards of the Nigeria National League (NNL) and the Nigeria Nationwide League (NNWL) as constituted by a Selection Committee, saying the boards of the two Leagues were immediately sworn in.

The Congress expressed satisfaction with the explanation provided by the executive committee on a number of issues raised by Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, at the opening ceremony, including division within the board, FIFA Audit Query and late submission of memos, adding that the minister was misinformed about the activities of the board.

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