FIFA President: I’m not aware of leadership crisis in NFF

FIFA President: I’m not aware of leadership crisis in NFF

Monday, July 25, 2016 10:32 pm


President, FIFA Secretary General  Mrs.  Fatma Samoura; and NFF President, Mr. Amaju Pinnick

President, FIFA Secretary General Mrs. Fatma Samoura; and NFF President, Mr. Amaju Pinnick

FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Monday said the world football governing body only recognised the Amaju Pinnick-led Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

 

Infantino stated this while answering questions from State House Correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

 

He dismissed the existence of a parallel NFF, saying that he was only aware of oppositions within the NFF.

 

“I don’t think there is leadership crisis in the Nigeria Football Federation. There is an elected President who was elected two years ago.

 

“In a country like Nigeria, you face some oppositions from some persons who are not happy with the results, but democracy has spoken.

 

“The Court of Arbitration, which is the Supreme Court in football, has spoken as well. So, I think what should be done is now the work.’’

 

The FIFA president, who described Nigeria as a great footballing country, pledged that it will continue to provide it with state-of-the-art facilities to boost the development of football.

 

According to him, FIFA will be looking into possibility of providing football training centres across the country.

 

President of NFF, Amaju Pinnick, solicited for the support of the media through objective reportage of the activities of the NFF.

 

According to him, the NFF cannot do without the media. (NAN)


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