Rangers’ management congratulates Pinnick, Okenwa, others


The management of Rangers International FC, Enugu, on Sunday congratulated the re-elected President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, and other board members on their recent victories.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Pinnick-led NFF executive emerged from Thursday’s FIFA and sports ministry officials supervised elective congress held  in Katsina State.

Pinnick, who is a Delta-born football administrator, won by an overwhelming majority in a largely peaceful exercise to become the first man in over half a century to be returned as NFF boss for a second time.

Rangers’ General Manager Davidson Owumi told NAN in Enugu that “the development is a positive one for Nigerian football’’.

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Owumi said that the return of Pinnick and most members of his executive would, to a very large extent, take Nigerian football to a higher level.

“I want to use this medium to congratulate the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick; Enugu State Football Association (FA) Chairman, Chidi Okenwa, and other elected board members of the NFF executive committee.

“This remarkable feat means well for Nigerian football as continuity is the key to success.

“This victory is for football and it is our hope that it will be one of the numerous positive gains for Nigerian football,’’ Owumi said.

According to him, there is no denying the fact that with his (Pinnick) position as CAF Vice-President and his wide reach in FIFA, Nigeria football shall be the highest beneficiary.

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“`We shall give the re-elected executive board our maximum support,’’ the Rangers’ boss assured.

Also elected into the NFF executive are: Seyi Akinwnumi, as first Vice-President, Shehu Dikko, as second Vice-President and Mohammed Sanusi as General Secretary.

Other members of the executive are Ibrahim Gusau, Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, Felix Anyansi-Agwu, Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande, Babagana Kalli, Sharif Inuwa, Chidi Okenwa, Aisha Falode, Mohammed Alkali, Musa Duhu, Ganiyu Majekodunmi and Emmanuel Ibah.

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