The president of the Nigerian Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has dedicated the award given to him at the African Football Alliance Award ceremony in Johannesburg on Saturday night to the NFF Executive Committee, NFF Congress Members and Federation sponsors and partners.
Speaking at Asaba on Monday morning, Pinnick stated clearly that the road would be far, far more violent without full support, courage and vision of the NFF Council, encouragement and unity of Congress Members and who were touching and helpful. financial support from sponsors and partners.
"I stand here today as President of the NFF and First Vice President of the CAF thanks to the vision and full support of my colleagues at the NFF Council, the unity and infinity of the NFF Congress and the financial lifeline provided by our sponsors. The Nigerian government does so much to support our program and our sponsors also take part in many things, "Pinnick said as he received the African Football Leadership Award, hours after the Super Eagle secured a place in next year's AFCON final.
Pinnick is also the President of the Organizing Committee for AFCON, which for the first time, will welcome 24 summer teams next year.
Also honored that night was Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State, who received the African Football Development Award, for his long-standing and ongoing support for football in Plateau and Nigeria in general.
First Vice President of NFF, Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi, was given the African Football Development Recognition Award for the passion, commitment and investment that is very familiar to the grassroots program.
AFA Convever, Gerrit Davids said the Award program had the aim of encouraging more people to take on leadership roles in football and to share knowledge about the best ways to make African Football truly great.