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Pinnick Inaugurates NFF Technical And Development Committee

Pinnick Inaugurates NFF Technical And Development Committee

President of the Nigeria Football Federation and Member of the FIFA Council, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick on Tuesday inaugurated the football governing body’s Technical and Development, with a charge to the members to constantly dig deep into their pouch of quality knowledge and experience to steer Nigeria Football to higher levels of excellence.

“Each and every member of this special committee was appointed based on track record and wealth of experience. The NFF has high confidence in you and your ability to enhance the technical prowess of our National Teams by fashioning brilliant and workable policies.

“Without any gainsaying, the Technical and Development Committee is the engine room of the NFF. We know what you can contribute individually and collectively to uplift the standard of the Nigerian game. On our part, we will give all the support you need to succeed in this mission,” Alh. Ibrahim Musa Gusau, Chairman of Chairmen who represented Mr. Pinnick, said at the inauguration in Abuja.

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NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi also pledged that the administration will create enabling environment for the committee to succeed in contributing its quota to the vision of building a sustainable football culture for Nigeria.

“This is no doubt, one of the most important committees of the NFF, and we know how critical it is to provide you with the enabling environment to come up with the correct policies to drive our football to new heights. We recognize your individual ability and capacity and we enjoin you to work as a team to accomplish your mission.”

The committee has as Chairman, Alh. Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, with Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu as Vice Chairman. Members are Etubom Paul Bassey, Alh. Aminu Balele Kurfi, Barr. Isaac Danladi, Alh. Dahiru Sadi, Mr. Victor Ikpeba, and Alh. Mutiu Adepoju. NFF Technical Director, Mr. Austin Eguavoen is the Secretary.

Also at the inauguration were Mr. Paul Aigbogun (Deputy Director, Technical and Scouting); Dr. Robinson Okosun (Deputy Director, Technical); Mallam Abdulrafiu Yusuf (Assistant Director, Coaching and Development); Mr. Siji Lagunju (Assistant Director, Training and Development) and; Mrs. Faith Ben-Anuge (Assistant Director).

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  • pompei 3 years ago

    This is a good initiative. I would have loved to see names like Kanu, Okocha, Uche Okechukwu, etc also on this list. Perhaps they were approached, and they declined.
    Anyway, a step is being taken in the right direction.

  • Shege luzzy 3 years ago

    What is technical about Paul Aigbogun?

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Actually, what is technical about the whole committee…..?? Im sorry I dont see anything technical about this committee.

  • NFF should have made this committee a real technical committee with people who lived and played the game to the highest level,they played for their primary schools, secondary schools and some other street corner teams before turning professionals. So they are the ones who knows what development means in Nigeria. The abandonment of developmental aspect of our football have not only weakened our National team but also destroyed the local league that used to be very vibrant. This idea is very good but your implementation is wrong because most of the people in the committee are like round pegs in square holes.

  • Lordavid 3 years ago

    Another political appointment

  • My own opinion is that the NFF President should expedite action on the change of Nationality on Ademola Lookman,Ejaria and Ike Ugbo who have declare their intentions and submitted all necessarily documents for processing. After two years according Owngoalnigeria.com the change of nationality is yet to be approved for Lookman and the Scottish FA officials are delaying the case of Ike Ugbo. We want Mr. Melvin Pinnick to use his influence at the FIFA Council to facilitate the process so that Coach Rohr can have options when it comes to wing play and even in the middle. Mr Pinnick over to you. And with the suggested postponement of the opening game of 2022 African Qualifier for World Cup due to bad infrastructural facility across Africa even Senegal included, we can use the window for friendly matches with other Nations to examine some of these players. I only hope the NFF has started looking at other alternatives should the first round of these qualifiers is postponed by organizing friendly matches for the Super Eagles. This is because the final decision will be pronounced on the 15th of May, 2021 by CAF. (bsnsports.com.ng)

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