April 1, 2023



Endorsement galore as Seyi Akinwumi declares to steer NFF 

The Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF) 1st vice-president Barrister Sheyi Akinwumi Tuesday formally declared his intentions to contest for the place of the president of the federation within the September 30 elective congress slated  for Benin, the Edo state capital.

It was nevertheless a gathering of the key soccer stakeholders starting from the directors to the ex-internationals and the state Soccer Affiliation within the nation with two NFF presidential aspirant Barrister Musa Amadu and ex-international Peterside Idah gracing the ceremony.

The spectacular and vibrant ceremony held on the prestigious Transcorp Hilton had heavyweights reminiscent of  former NFA chairman, Ibrahim Galadima, 2nd  NFF vp Shehu Dikko, and several other present board members like Ahmed Recent, chairman of chairmen Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau and several other others in attendance.

The listing additionally contains former NFF secretary normal, Tijjani Yusuf, Fanny Amun in attendance.

Different stakeholders that graced the event contains, Victor Ikpeba former African Footballer of the yr, Edema Fuludu , Patrick Pascal and Peterside Idah.

Talking on the declaration, Barrister Sheyi Akinwumi urged the stakeholders to all the time put soccer first in all their dealings. He promised to steer the NFF  to a brand new daybreak with infrastructure growth , concentrate on grassroot soccer, girls sport and bringing in loads of dynamism into working of soccer within the nation promising that Nigeria soccer want a brighter future.

”I assure adjustments. I’ve a imaginative and prescient and template of tips on how to develop soccer within the nation. Soccer runs in my veins since my childhood days. I need to be NFF president as a result of it should be someone who perceive and truly make investments his time ,vitality in growth of grassroot soccer.

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“We are going to give native soccer the required funding it deserves. Our relationship with the federal government can be key. We are going to keep a partnership with the federal government,” he stated.

Talking additionally on the event, Danladi Bako implored the stakeholders to rally spherical Akinwumi because the ‘most credible candidate’ in search of for the place.

Anambra FA chairman, Chikelue Iloenyosi, in his goodwill message urged the stakeholders to return collectively and vote for a person of integrity which Akinwumi epitomizes. A number of others stakeholders Kunle Soname of Bet9ja additionally spoke in the identical vein.