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Edo deputy governor commends Pinnick for “adequately” representing Nigeria in FIFA 

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 The Edo Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu on Friday in Benin showered encomiums on the outgoing President of Nigeria Football Federation NFF Amaju Pinnick Shaibu while declaring open activities ahead of the election of new NFF executive committee members said Pinnick adequate represented Nigeria in the Federation of International Football Associations FIFA Pinnick was the face of Nigeria in the association He represented the country well in FIFA and it will not be out of place to say he was the face of Nigeria in FIFA He said Pinnick s quest for the best led to Edo having one of the best football pitches which was of international standard The Deputy Governor promised that Edo would always partner NFF in football development noting that Edo had always been known as the home of football in the country Because of the state government s love for football government is planning to build 20 mini stadia in our local government areas to promote grassroots football in the state If grassroots football is not encouraged the country may end up not having the likes of Austin Eguavoen and others who have done the country proud in football he said Shaibu however advised NFF to at all times explore dialogue in resolving disputes NewsSourceCredit NAN
Edo deputy governor commends Pinnick for “adequately” representing Nigeria in FIFA 

Philip Shaibu

The Edo Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, on Friday in Benin showered encomiums on the outgoing President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick.

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Federation of International Football Associations

Shaibu, while declaring open activities ahead of the election of new NFF executive committee members, said Pinnick adequate represented Nigeria in the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA).

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Nigeria in FIFA

“Pinnick was the face of Nigeria in the association.

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He represented the country well in FIFA, and it will not be out of place to say he was the face of Nigeria in FIFA.


He said Pinnick’s quest for the best led to Edo having one of the best football pitches which was of international standard.

Deputy Governor

The Deputy Governor promised that Edo would always partner NFF in football development, noting that Edo had always been known as the home of football in the country.

“Because of the state government’s love for football, government is planning to build 20 mini-stadia in our local government areas to promote grassroots football in the state.

Austin Eguavoen

“If grassroots football is not encouraged, the country may end up not having the likes of Austin Eguavoen and others who have done the country proud in football,” he said.

Shaibu, however, advised NFF to at all times explore dialogue in resolving disputes.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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