Pinnick Makes History As NFF President

Incumbent President of the Nigerian football Federation, NFF, Mr Amaju Pinnick, was on Thursday re-elected for a second term in office to superintend the Football Federation.

Amaju who ran the affairs of the the NFF in the last fours years made history as the first NFF president to retain his position after his first tenure.

The election which was held at the premises of Katsina State local Government Service Commission in Katsina saw Pinnick polling 34 votes to beat other three contestants to retain his seat.

His closest rival and former NFF President, Alhaji Aminu Magari polled 8 votes, while the former Secretary of the NFF, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi who also contested for the seat, polled 2 votes. Honorable Chinedu Okoye, a new entrant in the contest, did not gather any vote at the election

In all, 44 delegates from states’ football federation and other bodies including coaches, referees associations and players’ unions ,participated in the election, which was largely adjudged transparent and peaceful

The chairman of the Electoral Committee for the election, Muhammed Katu announced the results.

FIFA representatives, Luca Piazza and Solomon Mudege were among football chiefs who witnessed the election.

Barrister Seyi Akinwumi has also been reelected as 1st Vice President of the Nigerian Federation,  beating Otunba Ajayi 41-2.

Despite Dr Ifeanyi Ubah withdrawing from the elections for the position of “Chairman of Chairmen” following the emergence of Pinnick as the NFF supremo,  he still got a vote from a delegate and Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau was declared winner with 42 votes while one vote was invalid.


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