December 2, 2022



2022: Ultimately, NFF election will get date


The Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF) Elective Congress, which can usher in new executives for the administration of soccer in Nigeria, has been scheduled for 30 September in Benin Metropolis, Edo State.

The date and placement of the elective congress had been among the many key choices made on the Annual Normal Meeting on Thursday on the Finest Western Lodge in Lagos.

PREMIUM TIMES gathered there have been preliminary strikes by the present board, led by Amaju Pinnick, to maneuver the elections to October, nevertheless it was rejected by most Congress representatives, who had been largely comprised of the 36 State Soccer Federation chairmen.

The 44-person Congress rejected the proposed election date of 20 October , as an alternative choosing the unique date of 30 September.

The Chairmen and Secretaries of the NFF’s 44 members attended the congress on Thursday (Soccer Affiliation of all of the 36 States and the FCT).

It additionally included representatives from the Leagues, the Coaches Affiliation, the Referees Affiliation, the Gamers’ Union, NFF Govt Committee members, invited dignitaries, NFF Administration and Employees, and a number of other different stakeholders.

For the umpteenth time, the incumbent president, Pinnick, once more reiterated he would hold to his promise to not contest for a 3rd time period in workplace.

“As I stand earlier than you right now (Thursday), I wish to thank the Congress for what they’ve achieved for Nigeria soccer within the final 8 years. I wish to go away Congress as one unit the best way it was handed to me in 2014.

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“I wish to say it right here that I’m not going to contest for the NFF President once more,” Pinnick informed the Congress in Lagos to successfully clear each iota of doubt surrounding his ambition to stay in workplace.

Already, Pinnick, throughout an interview on Come up TV, Monday, publicly declared he would work with whoever emerges as president after him having achieved his greatest within the final eight years.

He stated: “Third time period, no, no. I’m fantastic and am telling you that as there are such a lot of Nigerians which might be succesful to run Nigerian soccer.

“I’ll help and work with whoever emerges as the brand new Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF) President and that’s my promise. I’ll intervene however by no means intrude,”

Pinnick, who has been president of the NFF since 2014, is the primary Nigerian to carry the place for 2 phrases.

His second time period is ready to finish on 20 September.