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NFF General Assembly 2022: Pinnick Officially Out Of 3rd-Term Bid, Elections Hold Sept. 30; Other AGM Resolutions

NFF General Assembly 2022: Pinnick Officially  Out Of 3rd-Term Bid, Elections Hold Sept. 30; Other AGM Resolutions

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick, has confirmed that he will not be running for a third-term.

Pinnick disclosed this at the 77th General Assembly of the NFF’s Executive Committee, which took place on Thursday, 18th August 2022 at the Best Western Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

At Thursday’s General Assembly the date for the Elective Congress was fixed for Friday, 30th September.

Also, resolutions on the Electoral Roadmap, venue for the Elective Congress, the 2022 AITEO Cup were decided.

In a communique sent out by the NFF’s Communications Department on Friday:“The Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation met on Thursday, 18th August 2022 at the Best Western Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos to deliberate on important issues in Nigeria Football and resolved as follows:

“The General Assembly expressed heartfelt appreciation of the entire Nigeria Football fraternity to the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR as a person and the Federal Government as a body, for the continued support and encouragement of the NFF, the various National Teams and Nigeria Football generally.

“The Congress approved the suspension of the provisions of the NFF Statutes (2010) and the NFF Electoral Code (2009) that provide a certain duration between the time of constitution of the Electoral Committee and the conduct of elections into the NFF Executive Committee. The Congress thereby adopted Friday, 30th September as date for the NFF Elective Congress 2022.

“Following from the above, the Congress constituted the NFF Electoral Committee and the NFF Election Appeals Committee 2022 thus:

“NFF Electoral Committee 2022: Aikhunegire Anthony Malik (Chairman); Justice Abdulkadir Zakariyya (Vice Chairman); Babatunde Ogala – SAN (Member); Daha Umar Daura – Danburam (Member); Gambo Mamman (Member). Alternate Members: Barrister Ifeanyi Dike; Barr. Ransom Ariyo.

“NFF Election Appeals Committee 2022: Barrister Gandi Umar, mni (Chairman); Ayo Akindele – SAN (Vice Chairman); Rev. Obioma Onyeaghala (Member). Alternate Members: Barrister Chive Kaave; Barrister Idi Halidu Ali.

“The General Assembly approved Benin City, capital of Edo State as venue for the NFF Elective Congress 2022.

“Following a motion on the floor of the General Assembly, the Congress approved that the present NFF Executive Committee remain in office to conduct the 30th September 2022 elections in order to avoid any form of vacuum.

“Congress approved that all decisions reached at the Annual General Assembly, in particular the Electoral Roadmap, be communicated to world football-governing body, FIFA by the NFF General Secretary without delay, for approval, endorsement and ratification.

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“The General Assembly expressed appreciation to the Lagos State Government for its support and encouragement of Nigeria Football at all times.

“After listening to the presentation of the 2nd Vice President/Chairman, LMC on the challenges that beleaguered this year’s AITEO Cup competition, the Board adopted resolutions reached at the meeting of the NFF with the owners of Clubs that reached the men’s quarter-finals that the competition reboot at that stage and the Clubs be refunded their expenses for travelling for last-eight matches that did not take place. However, Heartland FC, who defeated Katsina FC in their quarter-final game in Ilorin, are already through to the semi-finals. It was agreed that the competition (men’s version) restarts after the NFF Annual General Assembly of Thursday, 18th August 2022, with the key objective of providing considerable mileage for sponsors, AITEO.

“Following a detailed presentation by the Head of Delegation of Nigeria team to the 12th Women Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco, the Executive Committee directed its Technical and Development Sub-Committee to hold a meeting and make recommendations on the way forward for the Senior Women National Team, Super Falcons, including but not limited to a thorough evaluation of the capability of the coaching crew to lead the team to a creditable performance at the FIFA World Cup finals in Australia and New Zealand next year.

“After his solemn declaration that he would not be contesting to retain his seat as President at the next NFF Elective General Assembly, the Board greatly commended the President for his huge sacrifices for Nigeria Football in the past eight years, and wished him success and progress in his future endeavours and pursuits. The President stated that he would be ready at all times to offer his support, encouragement and wealth of experience to the incoming President and the Board.

“The Executive Committee praised the U20 Women National Team, Falconets for its excellent performance at the ongoing FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica, at which the team has won all three matches of the group phase and qualified for the quarter-finals as group leader. It noted that the achievement, as well as the triumphs of the U20 and U17 Boys in regional tournaments in Niger Republic and Ghana, and the qualification of the U17 Girls for the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup India 2022, is a marker of the dedication, vision and investment of the present NFF administration in youth development.

“The Board directed the Secretariat to ensure that no stone was left unturned in preparations ahead of the African Nations Championship qualifying fixture between Nigeria and Ghana at the end of this month. The first leg of the final qualifying fixture will take place in Cape Coast on Sunday, 28th August while the second leg will hold at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja on Saturday, 3rd September.“

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  • Warren Fat 2 years ago

    High time we began putting square pegs in square holes, I hope I’m communicating. A tested former SE player should be voted to assume responsibility of the federation otherwise the process will be abused.

    • Chailes Oboli 2 years ago

      Yes you on track. The present NFF Technical Adviser, Augustine Eguavoen seems fit.

      • Bob Martins 2 years ago

        Is it because the former super Eagles head coach is more experienced? My take is whatever arrangement the NFF is putting 8n place, recognition should be accorded the ex-players.

  • Warren Fat 2 years ago

    High time we began to put square pegs in square holes. A tested former SE player should be voted to assume responsibility of the federation otherwise the process will be abused.

    • MuYiwa 2 years ago

      Being a former prefect of a school doesnt make you an automatic teacher in that school unless you get the relevant qualifications. Same way, being an ex-international doesnt automatically give you the right to become the FA chairman. We simply need visionary and trustworthy leaders.

      • Alabi 2 years ago

        Thank God you didn’t dwell on noise. Cameroon has Eto fills and that already is a model unless the NFf wants to do mago mago.

        • Chigozie Ekejiko 2 years ago

          Yoruba man, you again? You have started crying to be president. Why do you think Eguavoen is more qualified?

          • Alabi 2 years ago

            A tribe tarred in inequity and in justice. Meshenu dia. What concerns Yoruba with your inability to preside over your federation? I insist it the NFF president should be one of our ex-players. Say your own if any.

          • MONKEY POST 2 years ago

            No! NFF PRESIDENCY is too SMALL for ME…

            I will rather go for CAF PRESIDENCY Or any EXECUTIVE POSITION in FIFA…

  • Edoman 2 years ago

    If I were allowed to make a wish and present a candidate for this noble position, l would personally recommend one of our own here. That would be the one and only DR DREY. for the vacant position of NNF President. I would have to do some research on this highly smart individual though, as to his domicile and availability. In my own opinion, Dr DREY is more astute and pragmatic than those parading themselves for the sole purpose of hoodwinking and enriching themselves nakedly.

    footnote. Dr Drey, excuse me for presenting you in this light without your permission. Having observed your writings and opinions in this place for over a decade, I came to the conclusion as expressed above. Enjoy the weekend wherever you are.

    • Codex 2 years ago

      I’d root for him too,I’m relatively new here but having gone through his posts I came to the conclusion that He(the good doctor as I like to call him) is a true administrator material. So yeah I agree with you on this.

    • KangA 2 years ago

      I agree with you. Your suggestion may come as a surprise to other fans (including Dr Drey himself) but we need someone with analytical and managerial skills. Dr Drey will fly the FA kite creditably. 

      Would be great if he takes up the challenge.

    • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

      Hahahaha, gentlemen. Thanks for your acknowledgements. Yall are highly regarded.

      Maybe I’ll start considering adding a shot at the NFF presidency before I join my fathers and their fathers in the great beyond to my bucket list….LMAOoo.

      Sadly, as a people we have been reduced to only day dreaming about what’s best for us, unfortunately with the way Nigeria is wired, the best people are never given the jobs, right from the presidency to the least of everything run by government. Its rather saddening and mind boggling.

      Its even more ironic that Nigerians are all over the place growing and developing various sectors of other nations economies, while ours back home is practically in ruins.

      There are several seasoned administrators who should be gunning for the NFF top job….the likes of Sir Kunle Soname, Dr Larry Izamoje, Oga Mumuni Alao, Mr Mike Emenalo, Engr Seyi Olofijana and their likes who have proven records of management and administrative excellence outside government spheres readily come to mind. But since they are not the brown-enveloped structures wielding types, they will never be allowed, statutorily or statutorily, to get near Sunday Dankaro house.

      Let’s just sit, watch and hope providence will present a next NFF president of the breed of the likes of Chf Emeka Omerua and Kojo Williams to come help revive our football. We have had enough of Pinnick and this entire outgoing bunch. I pray none of them makes it back into the new dispensation.

      Cheers to a bright and fun-filled weekend ahead.

    • Kenneth 2 years ago

      Make i no choke. Well obviously the Zoo will be on RED Alert on that day. So don’t bother yourself calling out that parrots name. We don’t need to be fed lies. We don’t need a liar spreading false information in the glass house. let him continue to enjoy his spiced up peanuts in the ZOO in Vienna. Deo would have being a better candidate or Jimmyball.

      • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

        Hahahahaha Okponu ayirada.

        If I’m a liar, you must be the devil himself. Because your own lies on this forum even transcends the realms of this world. Its with my so called lies I regularly school your puking ignorance and senselessness day after day when you rear your pig mouth in here to vomit your daftness.

        I wonder why your own name has not popped up in all of this…..LMAoooo. Oh…sorry, nobody gives a hoot about you…..LMAOooo. You and your vomits on this forum must be just plane useless and a waste of space…..LMAOoo. Nobody wants to have anything to do with an imbecile…LMAOOOooo

        You must already be aware of the magnitudes of your daftness, that’s why you even cannot put your own name forward….LMAooo. Didirin alainirori eda.

        Dont worry, when they are taking a roll call of imbeciles on this forum, they will definitely mention your name ehn.

        Abirun rai rai omo.

        I knew Edoman had literally poured acid into the intestines of some people the moment he dropped that comment above…..LMAOOooo

        • Kenneth 2 years ago

          It’s only a person with mental issues will be laughing at his own write-up Like i said, we don’t need you to feed us lies like Pinnik. So oga park well, we don’t need sick puppies like you taking up the reigns of the NFF, go and manage your yourself first

  • Codex 2 years ago

    Well I hope that the election moved to Edo wouldn’t be another battleground for controversial antics from our administrators and electorates because the future of Nigerian football is at stake.

  • With the way our ex-internationals have been rooting for NPFL players to dominate super Eagles and the hell we’ve faced under them when it comes to player’s selection,I pray we don’t have problem after Pinnick Era.

  • Sunnyb 2 years ago

    Disaster looming these clowns are not capable of organizing any meaningful election, these are  bunch of corrupt, incompetents thieves, folks please don’t  except anything good from these people, remember nothing works in Nigeria.

  • Ako Amadi 2 years ago

    The NFF is a Nigerian orgsnization.Never expect anything good from it. It’s the ususl pomposity and lack of organizational mentality. Every one of them is there for money.

  • Tee Kay 2 years ago

    @Chailes Oboli, why Eguavoen and not Amuneke? Let’s deal on issues.

  • M. Abbas 2 years ago

    If the rumour we are hearing is real, Amaju must put a halt to it…..Only in Africa you would see non football players hustling to be executive members of the football federation. Who does that in this present day? We are supporting Oga Cerezo. One, for being an ex player, captain, coach and a practicing administrator.

    • Raphael 2 years ago

      Cerezo is his alias. Eguavoen is the Technical Adviser to the Nigerian Football Federation with the weight it carries. Are you being beaten? Say it as it were.

  • Michael Alindu 2 years ago

    I think majority of football lovers i.e, fans are routing for coach Austin Eguavoen on merit. I personally would want the NFF to put us in the know on how the election is being procedured.

  • MONKEY POST 2 years ago

    LMFAO!!! Abeg I no wan talk before una say I don start… LMFAO!!

    • MONKEY POST 2 years ago

      I was the FIRST PERSON to move a MOTION like this.

      I was like atleast let them PICK some HERE, to be REPRESENTING the VOICE of the STREET over there.. I mentioned DR DREY, DEO name and others…

      • Greenturf 2 years ago

        Why not you abi you no be forum member?Haha Monkey for president!Joking ooh..ha

        • MONKEY POST 2 years ago


          I will rather go for CAF PRESIDENCY or any EXECUTIVE POSITION in FIFA..

          I like where MAFIAS and MEN they RUN


  • Greenturf 2 years ago

    My candidate is Mr.Hush.

    Frankly,we do have a few wordsmith in this forum but he’s the least temperamental,he’s Placid and intelligent.

    So Mr.Hush for president!!

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