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NFF Presidency: FIFA congratulates Pinnick


FIFA president, Gianni Infantino has congratulated Amaju Pinnick on his re-election as the President of the Nigeria Football Federation at the NFF Elective Congress held in Katsina state on Thursday.

In a letter signed by Infantino himself and addressed to Pinnick, the Swiss–Italian football administrator also extended his regards to other NFF Executive Committee members who were elected in the polls.

The letter read: “Allow me to extend to you my warmest congratulations on your re-election as president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the 2018-22 period at the NFF Elective Congress in Katsina State.


“Please also convey my congratulations to all your colleagues of the Executive Committee who were elected with you.

“I wish you and your team the best of luck, strength and every success for all the challenges that lie ahead.
“I look forward to continuing to work with you and seeing you soon to congratulate you in person”
Pinnick earned a landslide victory to return as the NFF boss for the second term, defeating Aminu Maigari, Taiwo Ogunjobi and Chinedu Okoye at the NFF elective congress.

The 48-year-old, who doubles as CAF 1st vice-president, gained a total of 34 votes – 26 more than his closest challenger and former NFF supremo Aminu Maigari, while ex-NFF scribe Ogunjobi got two votes but no vote for Bimo FC proprietor Chinedu Okoye.

Meanwhile, Pinnick has described as ‘no victor, no vanquished’ his re-election as the President of the Nigeria Football Federation on Thursday adding that ‘football is the winner’.
Having secured another four-year term, the former Delta FA boss pledged that his leadership will immediately embark on reforms in the move to halt internal wranglings in the nation’s football.
“There is no victor, no vanquished but football is the winner,” Pinnick told media after being re-elected in Katsina.
“Aminu Maigari is my big brother and I even call him my father and Taiwo Ogunjobi is also my big brother as well. We need to do what we have to do. First, we need to do is initiate reforms in our statutes.” he said.

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