Pinnick Vows For peace, Positive Reforms In Nigeria Football

Re-elected President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has called for peace and reforms amid rancour and discontentment in the country’s football.

Pinnick amassed a total of 34 votes to beat Aminu Maigari, who came a distant second with eight votes and Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi who managed just two votes. Chinedu Okoye, however, didn’t have any vote.

Pinnick admitted it has been difficult, but now wishes to reconcile the various warring parties for peace to prevail in the national sport.

“In four years, we have gone through rough and turbulent times, sleepless nights,” he recounted.

“Our coming back is that football is the winner, a total reconciliation of our football. That’s key, that’s cardinal.

“We need an enabling peace. We’re a family and we must stay united. We must be our brother’s keeper.

“And we also need as a matter of urgency to carry out some reforms in terms of our statutes, and the way forward, for everybody.” He said.

Pinnick was re-elected for second term of four years after he outclassed the trio of Aminu Maigari, Taiwo Ogunjobi and Chinedu Okoye at the NFF general election on Thursday, in Kastina.


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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.
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