Nigerian govt reacts as NFF boss, Pinnick is elected into FIFA council

Amaju Pinnick, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, has been elected into the FIFA Council.

During the election which took place in in Rabat, Morocco on Friday at the CAF 43rd general meeting, Pinnick won 43 votes to his opponent’s eight votes.

Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports, said Nigeria and Africa has an additional opportunity to contribute to the administration of world football.

The Minister’s congratulatory statement was signed by his spokesman, John Joshua-Akanji.

Dare charged the NFF chief to use his new position to make Nigeria, African and World football greater.

“This is the reward of hard work and unity of purpose. We are better off when we support our collective aspirations for the development of our great country. This is an honour well deserved,” he said.

Dare thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, the Foreign Affairs Ministry, football stakeholders and Nigerians for the success.

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Pinnick becomes the third Nigerian, after late Orok Oyo Orok and Amos Adamu, to occupy the FIFA council seat.

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