Amaju Pinnick Wins NFF Election For The Second TimeSunday Akinseye September 20, 2018 0 COMMENTS
Amaju Pinnick has been declared as the winner of Nigeria’s president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and also became the first person to go for a second tenure.
The 44-year-old overcame challenges from former president Aminu Maigari, Taiwo Ogunjobi, and Chinedu Okoye.
He won 34 votes from the 44 available in the first round of voting while Maigari got eight votes, Ogunjobi two and Okoye did not secure a vote.
The victory means that Pinnick and his new board will preside over NFF affairs till 2022.
Pinnick’s first four-year term was smeared with controversy bothering on the 2014 polls that made him deal with claims from Chris Giwa that he was the rightful winner of the polls.
Fifa continued to back Pinnick and also made a five-year ban from football-related activities on Giwa a worldwide one.
Pinnick in his campaign said he wanted to establish financial independence for the NFF and end the body’s reliance on government funding.
“We have proven that with our national teams the NFF has a very marketable brand, largely thanks to the sheer size of our fan base and international appeal, so it is possible to achieve this financial independence,” the 44-year-old said.
He and his board secured some ground-breaking sponsorship deals with the private sector during his first term and he seeks to continue this trend.
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