President of the Nigeria football federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick has described the outgoing year 2017 as a relatively Excellent year.
In a communique released on the Football federation’s website, the NFF top man, Pinnick emphasized on the successes of the body on and off the pitches in 2017.
The NFF President is also very confident that the incoming year will be more glorious as we enter into a FIFA World cup year.
In the year 2017, the Super Eagles qualified for the FIFA World Cup finals with a match to spare from a so –called ‘Group of Death’;
The Eagles B qualified for the African Nations Championship starting in Morocco in a forthnight and; the U20 and U17 girls swept aside opposition to reach the final round of qualification for their respective FIFA Women’s World Cup finals taking place in 2018.
Off the field, a string of victories in the boardroom has given Nigerian Football a louder voice in international football politics and; a number of worthwhile sponsorship deals with corporate organizations has greatly reduced the financial burden on the nation’s supreme football –ruling body.
“Largely, it has been an excellent year, on and off the field. The bookmakers, analysts and football fans all over the world thought we were going to find it difficult in our World Cup qualifying group, but we made it to Russia with a match to spare.” Pinnick stated.
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