December 8, 2022



NFF Elections: Shun sentiment, vote competent candidate for president, Lulu tells delegates

Because the September 30 date for Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF) board elections draw nearer, former president of the Federation, Alhaji Abdullahi Sani Lulu, has appealed to the voting delegates to withstand the temptation of voting alongside faith and regional strains, and elect the best individual that has the expertise and capability to show across the dwindling fortune of Nigeria’s soccer. 

He mentioned Nigeria’s soccer had witnessed turbulent moments not too long ago and wanted somebody that’s versatile in soccer politics and administration throughout the African continent and past to revive the glory of the spherical leather-based recreation within the nation, and never a regional chief.

Sani Lulu whose tenure because the NFF President witnessed an unprecedented improvement of grassroots soccer within the nation with the introduction of the U13 and U15 on the nationwide stage which introduced gamers like Kelechi Iheanacho and others to nationwide limelight and certified Nigeria for all FIFA organised competitions, with Brazil being the one different nation with such a report, requested the delegates to vote Chief Amanze Uchegbulam who was his 1st vp as the following president of NFF, saying he’ll return Nigeria again to the highest 10 of worldwide soccer rating. 

“Our soccer has witnessed ups and downs and what we’d like proper now could be somebody with an in-depth information of soccer politics and administration throughout the African continent to revive our glory of soccer.

“Once I turned NFF president in 2006, certainly one of my cardinal targets was to make sure that I develop soccer from the grassroots program and thru our mission we received the most effective gamers for all of the nationwide groups and certified for all of the FIFA organized competitors, with Brazil being doubtless the one nation with such a report. We have been rated ninth among the many soccer enjoying nations on the planet by FIFA. 

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“I didn’t obtain the feat alone, I labored with folks like Chief Amanze Uchegbulam who was my first vp and Taiwo Ogunjobi. I imagine Uchegbulam has the expertise and capability to surpass the report if voted as president of NFF,” Lulu mentioned. 

The previous FCT director of sports activities improvement, who was born in Zaria- Kaduna state the place he grew up denounced the agitation by some northern stakeholders, that the following president of NFF after Amaju Pinnick ought to come from the northern  area because the outgoing president is from the south.

He mentioned benefit fairly than sentiment ought to information the delegates in deciding the following president of the NFF.

“I succeeded Ibrahim Galadima and after me it was Aminu Maigari, we have been all from the north. So, I don’t imagine the southerners have overstayed their welcome to not be the following NFF president. Our Nation, NIGERIA has the potential to be the most effective Globally and subsequently we needs to be searching for benefit and the most effective candidate for the job.

“So, my enchantment to our distinguished leaders, my associates, the State FA chairmen and different congress members is to look their hearts effectively and vote for the best individual within the individual of Chief Amanze Uchegbulam.

I’ve been there and my ardour is to see our soccer doing effectively once more,” he mentioned.