1. NFF Saga: Clark Calls for Dalung’s Resignation
Elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, has called for the resignation of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, over his reported involvement in the Nigeria Football Federation, (NFF) saga.
Clark, who made this call in a three-page statement issued in Abuja on Thursday said if Dalung fails to resign, President Muhammadu Buhari should not hesitate to sack him from his cabinet.
2. INFANTINO CONGRATULATES PINNICK
FIFA president, Gianni Infantino has congratulated the president of the Nigerian football federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick after he emerged winner of the elections held today in Katsina.
3. Okowa Hails Pinnick’s Re-election As NFF President
Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated, Mr. Amaju Pinnick on his re-election yesterday, as President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
In a statement issued in Asaba by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, Governor Okowa said he wasn’t surprised over the overwhelming victory of Amaju Pinnick in the election given his dedication and contribution to the round leather game in Nigeria, Africa and the world.
4. South Africa to host Nigeria at FNB Stadium
Bafana Bafana will return to their happy hunting ground at FNB Stadium when they host Seychelles and Nigeria in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.
Coach Stuart Baxter’s troops last played at FNB stadium almost a year ago when they beat Burkina Faso 3-1 in the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifiers‚ with goals from Percy Tau‚ Themba Zwane and Sibusiso Vilakazi.
5. I’m ready to initiate reforms for true reconciliation – Pinnick
President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has disclosed that he would initiate reforms that would help to reflect true reconciliations.
He stated this on Thursday after being declared the winner of the NFF Presidential election held in Katsina State, where he polled 34 votes to beat strong contestants such as Maigari and Ogunjobi who had eight and two votes respectively.