October 24, 2020

Pinnick calls for peace, reforms in Nigeria football

September 20, 2018
Pinnick
Re-elected President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick

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.

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“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, in terms of the way forward, for everybody.”

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