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Pinnick vows to stop NPFL players from joining unknown clubs in Europe

Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says his administration wants to see players from Nigeria’s professional football league move to major leagues in Europe.

Pinnick made this known while addressing the home-based Super Eagles in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

NPFL players are known for signing for clubs in the obscure leagues in tiny European countries, all in the name of seeking for greener pastures.

The FIFA top official assured the players that his administration will do everything possible to help them progress, before advising them to shun transfer to unknown clubs in Europe.

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“I want to expose you, people, to the highest levels so when you’re going to a foreign club, and we won’t allow any agent take you to countries like Cyprus, Belarus, etc, no never we won’t allow it and I will make sure no transfer is issued on situations like that.

“If you’re living in Nigeria, you’re going to a top club. Villarreal, Valencia, Lille, and all those pride footballing clubs and not to one mushroom club that you’re better off,” he said.

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