The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF has backed the ambition of its president, Amaju Pinnick to vie for the post of the Confederation of Africa Football Presidency,
The NFF Executive Committee declared their support for the Delta State football administrator Tuesday after their virtual meeting.
“The Executive Committee unanimously approved and endorsed for the NFF President, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick to vie for any elective position in the forthcoming CAF and FIFA elections as deemed appropriate,” a statement from the meeting read.
The committee also praised the NFF President for “the adroit and efficient leadership” he has been provided for navigating the rather difficult terrain of Nigeria football administration for the past six years, the Executive Committee further congratulated the President for the “exceptional representation that he indeed provided for Nigeria, WAFU B and indeed Africa in his current position as CAF Executive Committee Member,” and enjoined all stakeholders to fully support him in the upcoming CAF & FIFA elections.
Meanwhile, in a bid to entrench a youth football culture and to increase mass participation of the youths in organized grassroots football, the Executive Committee approved a proposal by the Chairman of the Youth and Football Committees to set machinery in motion for the launching of an NFF National Youth Football League.