Wednesday Sep 26, 2018. 10:00
The re-elected presdient of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has been advised to run the NFF as a modern organisation and seek funding independent of the country’s government.
Tayo Balogun, a respected sports analyst in the West African nation, told the News Agency of Nigeria that Pinnick’s second term as NFF president gives him the chance to leave a lasting legacy and help develop the sport of football.
“This is his second term in office; the period should be used effectively. He should correct many wrongs going on in the running of the NFF,” said Tayo.
“Pinnick should ensure that the Federation is independent of government in terms of funding.”
The sports enthusiast urged the NFF chief to encourage more sponsorship of the sport, thus creating more national competitions.
Balogun also wants to see the Super Eagles making an impact on a global competition such as the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, while ensuring that Nigeria’s age-group representation continues to grow in strength.
“Pinnick should take steps to make our age-group teams the best, not only in Africa but also in the world,” explained the analyst.
“It is also very important that Pinnick leads a transparent administration that seeks to carry every stakeholder along.”