Pinnick Seeks Second NFF Term For Consolidation

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Melvin Amaju Pinnick has said that he is seeking a second term at The Glasshouse, in order to consolidate on the strides he and his board has made during his first tenure.

Speaking ahead of Thursday’s election into the NFF executive committee, Pinnick said he is running for a second spell as president of Nigeria’s soccer governing body in order to finish what he has started.

In a declaration that has been tagged ‘Going For Unfinished Business,’ Pinnick stressed that he wants a second term in order to conclude all of what he says are the achievements recorded by his administration.

Pinnick goes to battle on Thursday in Katsina with his predecessor, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, former general-secretary, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi and the proprietor of Bimo FC, Chinedu Okoye.

Ahead of the polls, the former Delta State Football Association chairman said he hopes to take football in Nigeria to greater heights if given a fresh mandate in Katsina.

Pinnick said: “We have been able to make the Federation attractive to corporate bodies due to our accountability and transparency policy and this showed in the number of sponsors available.

“Many more would join the family if re-elected. We have been able to construct football house to five state football associations.

“We are starting Ogun and Oyo very soon, so if elected we shall complete the construction of other state with standard furniture.


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Born July 13, 1965, Fred Edoreh hails from Umeh, Isoko South, Delta State. He attended St. John Primary School, Iselegu, Mater Dei Collage Ashaka, St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Asaba for HSC and graduated in English and Literary Studies at Bendel State University, Ekpoma.
He went into journalism in 1990 with Newbreed Magazine and later crossed over to television production with Ultimate Sports and Soccerworld on the Nigeria Televsion Authority.
He subsequently moved to pioneer Internet publishing in Nigeria with Nigeriasports.com and was later employed at Silverbird Television from where he moved as Editor of Weekend Sports at Naational Mirror Newspapers.
He currently publishes the online sports website www.sportstalkafrica.com besides and also runs a sports marketing outfit, Westcoast Works and Projects, managing and marketing live radio broadcast of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

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