By Amaechi Agbo
As states’ football associations across the country hold their elections into the executive committee board, NFF Technical Committee head, Ahmed Yusuf ‘Fresh’ was Sunday May 26, 209 elected for the fifth time as the Nigeria State fa’s chairman.
Like St Paul in the Bible who was reckoned with for embarking on various missionary journeys for edification of ham souls, Ahmed Yusuf Fresh is on the fifth term as the Niger State FA supremo.
The Niger State Football Association Elective Congress held on Sunday (May 26, 2019) in the City of Mokwa, Niger State witnessed an overwhelming majority of the Congress re-elected including incumbent Yusuf Fresh for another Four-year term as the Chairman of Niger State FA.
In an Elective Congress supervised by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) representatives, NFF Executive Member and Nasarawa State FA Chairman Alhaji Mohammed Akali and Top NFF Protocol Officer, Mr Barnabas Joro, Niger State FA Electoral Committee headed by Justice Abdullahi Nasir Danlami, declared Yusuf returned elected with a total number of 31 votes to be re-elected as Chairman of Niger FA for his fifth term in office, joining the list of longest serving and loving FA Chairmen in Nigeria.
In his acceptance speech, Ahmed Fresh promised to focus on youth football development in and also “a perfect working relationship among the North Central Football Associations.
“The Local Councils must also be active and key into our visions to spread the developmental programs across the State, our coaches must get support from us, we’ll support them in acquiring more knowledge from various coaching courses, we have a scheme to develop young referees and consolidate on our success with the highest number of referees in various Leagues in Nigeria. We’ll take Niger State FA to the ‘Next Level’ and connect our programs with other Associations in the North Central, we have plans to exchange programs with other North Central Associations which will give our youth a platform to compete and develop.”
The newly elected Niger State Football Association Executive members are: Ahmed Yusuf Fresh – Chairman; Alhaji Yabagi Baba – 1st Vice Chairman; Kabiru Baba Mohammed – 2nd Vice Chairman; Sani Salahu – Member; Alfa Aliyu – Member; Barau Awaisu – Member; Sani Adamu – Member; Lawal Mohammed – Member and Abdulmuni Ala – Member.