FG admonished to support Pinnick's bid to retain FIFA's Seat


NFF President, Amaju Pinnick

By Adejoke Adeleye

The Managing Director of Nilayo Sports Management Limited (NSML), Chief Bukola Olopade has called on the Federal government and Football stakeholders across the country to support former President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick in his bid to be re-elected into FIFA council.

Pinnick got elected into the FIFA Council in 2021 in Rabat, Morocco and is seeking re-election at this year’s polls in Bangkok, Thailand.

Putting into consideration the palpable benefits that the Nigerian football ecosystem stands to gain, Olopade made it known that it is pertinent for the Nigerian government and football stakeholders to throw their weight behind the former NFF boss who is flying the country’s flag.

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The Sports entrepreneur hailed Pinnick for his giant strides in football administration and also sent his wishes ahead of the election scheduled for March 2025.

Meanwhile, Olopade has hailed the appointment of Finidi George as the head coach of the Super Eagles and showered encomiums on the Nigeria Football Federation under the leadership of Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau for trusting and portraying the Nigerian coaching system in good light.

He expressed optimism that the former Super Eagles winger who played football at the highest level will succeed in charge of the three times African Champions if he gets the right support and backing.

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