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Pinnick Vows Make Positive Reforms In 2nd Tenure As NFF President

Pinnick Vows Make Positive Reforms In 2nd Tenure As NFF President

By Johnny Edward:

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has promised to initiate reforms which will reconcile the football fraternity in the country, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

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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.

Pinnick polled 34 votes from the 44 casted with Maigari recording eight votes. Ogunjobi had two votes and Chinedu Okoye none.

“Like I said, no victor there’s no vanquished, football is the winner, Aminu Maigari is my big brother. I even call him my father and Taiwo Ogunjobi happens to be a big brother as well. We just need to do what we need to do,” Pinnick told journalists after his re-election.

“First we will initiate reforms for our statutes. There are something we need to capture in the statutes that will reflect true reconciliations and we have to do it right away. It’s not about me, but the executive committee and the congress that believe in us.

“But I will also want to thank the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, for providing an enabling environment. I’m from a micro minority in Nigeria less than 400,000 people. I came to the far North to win an election what more do you need to know that the government provided a level playing ground.

“This election rekindles my belief in Nigeria and what this has done is compelling us to do something unique for Nigerian football.

“This is the turning point for Nigerian football. But people must be aware that we need to develop football beyond mediocrity, the narrow confines of ethnicity, non challant attitude.”

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  • dr christo 4 years ago

    Congrat our able president we are behind you sir

  • My man you too get level god bless you

  • Donald 4 years ago

    Indeed, im glad u made it back to the glass house as the president. You are the messiah of our sporting(football) time and with your wealth of experience, our football is sure of progress. Wishin you good luck in all endeavors.

  • Nazif 4 years ago

    Congratulations, Mr. Pinnick!

  • oakfield 4 years ago

    A man with vision, read and listen to his words and u’ll understand that dis man has great plans 4football in nigeria, nt just an empty barrel like d sports minister.

  • matsho 4 years ago

    Darlung! How market?

  • congratulations to Amaju Pinnick for his re-election as NFF president, i am one of the most happiest persons in regards to the outcome of the election because it had silent the naysayers that are of opinion that the election was scheduled to hold in Kastina in order for it to be manipulated in favour of the northerner, it is high time people face reality of life and stop attaching sentiment and ethnicity to everything.